65 Total Quotes

Nicholas Burns Quotes

The United States position on war criminals is uncompromising. We will not support Bosnia-Herzegovina or Serbia-Montenegro in NATO's Partnership for Peace [program] until this problem is resolved. It's that simple,
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#Support

agreement to a timetable that will lead to decisions in the US Congress to change our law and the ultimate decision of the Indian government to meet their commitments.
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#Agreement

We strongly regret the measures taken by the parliament and government today to, in effect, introduce a state of emergency and to introduce censorship of the Albanian press.
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#Government

It's a waiver authority ... We are not seeking relief from US law for any country in the world except India and we don't anticipate putting any country forward. So it is India specific.
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#Authority

Russia has to be part of the solution to this problem. And I think Russia will be. We haven't come to the end of our talks with Russia and other countries on this.
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#Russia

We're not there yet. We don't have an agreement yet, ... But I'm confident that they're heading in that direction.
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#Agreement

This is a complex agreement. To reopen it, we're probably at risk of never being able to achieve it again and to reassemble it.
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#Agreement

will not, under any circumstances, tolerate a government installed by force or intimidation in Burundi.
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#Circumstances

We believe the resulting agreement (with India) advances our strategic partnership and is a net gain for non-proliferation. We do not plan to offer such cooperation to any other country.
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#Agreement

I believe, as Iran is a neighbor, it's going to send a representative. I'm not quite sure at what level that person will be.
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#Believe

We will appoint a special American envoy to participate in support of the United Nations in these talks, and we will not favor any outcomes,
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#Nations

We're prepared for that debate. We will advise the Congress that it is our very clear judgment that this is a good deal for the United States as well as for India.
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#Congress

I've made it very clear at all of my meetings that the strong will of the entire international community is that these men should be held accountable for the war crimes they surely committed in the 1990s,
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#Community

This is the first time we are saying publicly that the future of the relationship is not adversarial, not rivalry... it's partnership.
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#Future

Our judgement is that it would not be wise or fair to ask Congress to make such a consequential decision without evidence that the Indian government was acting on what is arguably the most important of its commitments--the separation of its civilian and military facilities
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#Congress

We remind the Burundi government and security forces that respect for human rights and peaceful dialogue should be key elements in their efforts to re-establish security in the country.
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#Government

In this very complex, globalized world, despite the power of the United States, we cannot go it alone, ... We do have to work through multilateral institutions. Each of them has their own strengths and weaknesses. The United Nations has both.
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#Power

Out administration is fully committed to the India-US civilian nuclear energy agreement,
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#Agreement

We hope that the Afghan constitution is going to be upheld and in our view, if it's upheld, then of course he'll be found to be innocent.
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#Constitution

We decided that it was in the American interest to bring India into compliance with the standards and practices of the international non-proliferation regime,
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#Interest

I don't think anyone would take a country into NATO that had a major territorial dispute within it, in the heart of it, that had not resolved this huge question on the future of Kosovo, ... I don't think there's any possibility of that happening.
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#Country

Our message is clear as a bell to the American private community ... Get out of Zaire before you find yourself in harm's way.
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#Community

My strong impression from our discussions here in Belgrade is that the [Serb] government is working very seriously to find General Mladic and there will be a sincere attempt to capture him or to have him voluntarily surrender and to send him to The Hague.
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#Government

The 'critical dialogue' has not succeeded in moderating Iran's behavior,
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#Behavior

Our belief is that Iran should come back to negotiations, ... They unilaterally abrogated the negotiations with the European three in August.
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#Belief

I've pledged to all of my Japanese interlocutors over the last two days that we would work with them over the next several months to see if it's possible to fashion a plan that would receive General Assembly support in New York, so that Japan could enter the Security Council as a permanent member,
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#Work

While not formally part of the NPT regime, India has demonstrated a strong commitment to protect fissile materials and nuclear technology,
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#Commitment

While not formally part of the NPT regime, India has demonstrated a strong commitment to protect fissile materials and nuclear technology...India has resisted proposal for nuclear cooperation with nuclear aspirants that could have had adverse implications for international security,
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#Commitment

What you have now, 10 years after Dayton is, frankly speaking, an abnormal situation with the tri-presidency and with the entities controlling so much of the national life of this country,
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#Presidency

Dayton established a state with internal divisions, internal Berlin Walls separating one community from another, because that was the only way to stop the war and to build a tentative and fragile peace, ... Ten years later, these internal walls must now be torn down. The country's people -- the Croats, and the Serbs, and the Muslims -- must be allowed to mix.
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#Community