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Richard Boucher Quotes

The Commission on Human Rights has a serious responsibility to support people who have been deprived of their fundamental freedoms. When the commission fails to examine certain human rights situations, it sends the wrong signal to those struggling daily to fight for freedom.
Richard Boucher
#Human Rights

The latest information on Russian operations in Chechnya indicates a continuation of human rights violations and the use of overwhelming force against civilian targets.
Richard Boucher
#Human Rights

We think such a position conveys on him certain responsibilities -- to exercise restraint where he has influence to prevent any further escalatory violence,
Richard Boucher
#Exercise

At this point we are waiting for the final approval from the Saudi government. We will keep in touch with them. We think this can be worked out.
Richard Boucher
#Approval

As members of the multinational force in Iraq operating under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1546, we're united in our resolve to make no concessions to terrorists, nor to succumb to terrorist threats.
Richard Boucher
#Force

Ambassador Hill's appointment underscores U.S. support for the six-party talks and the goal of a diplomatic solution ending North Korea's nuclear weapons programs,
Richard Boucher
#Ending

That visit will afford the secretary an opportunity to advance the president's vision of two states -- Israel and an independent Palestine -- living side-by-side in peace and security.
Richard Boucher
#Israel

encouraged and pleased to see that the countries of Latin America stood up for human rights and democracy in their own region, especially with regard to Cuba.
Richard Boucher
#America

While Americans have different views on the issues of abortion, I think all agree that no woman should be forced to have an abortion,
Richard Boucher
#Abortion

We've looked over time for a number of things, practical steps by the parties to defuse tension. We've looked for a dialogue between them, if possible, to resolve the issues.
Richard Boucher
#Tension

Journalism is often a dangerous profession. Today, we take this opportunity to express solidarity with the brave journalists who risk their lives to inform the public and express their views.
Richard Boucher
#Journalism

We are concerned about the violence and particularly regret the loss of life. But the parties themselves have committed a serious effort and are committed to a serious effort at the negotiating table.
Richard Boucher
#Life

There is an orderly and constitutional political process under way in Haiti,
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#Constitutional

We are concerned about the situation at Israel's northern border,
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#Border

We reject any criticism, any allegations that our human rights efforts have diminished.
Richard Boucher
#Criticism

We've had very productive meetings regarding military cooperation with Saudi Arabia in the event of military action against Iraq.
Richard Boucher
#Action

We've been very clear about the human rights situation there, been very factual about it, but unfortunately the facts are not pretty.
Richard Boucher
#Facts

These events are undermining constitutional order and democratic values and have led to a tragic loss of life. We repeat our call to Bolivians to reject confrontation that could lead to more violence.
Richard Boucher
#Events

We are looking to get a good agreement -- one that can stand the test of time.
Richard Boucher
#Agreement

We don?t see a competition between [the United State and] Russia and China. A lot of what we do here is to give the countries of the region the opportunity to make choices and keep them from being bottled up between two great powers, Russia and China.
Richard Boucher
#Competition

We are unable to obtain Russian agreement to the specifics during this period, despite the fact that Russia had agreed to endorse, at the beginning of June, the resolution that embodied the political direction,
Richard Boucher
#Agreement

We and Japan are allies. When there are tensions in some parts of Asia -- whether it's North Korea, the Taiwan Strait or some other part of Asia -- we talk to Japan about it.
Richard Boucher
#Allies

There will be a variety of kinds of support from the United States. Whether that involves soldiers deployed on the ground, that's a decision the president will have to make at the appropriate time.
Richard Boucher
#Soldiers

In country after country, around the world, you'll see the United States is supporting democracy in the fight against terrorism.
Richard Boucher
#Country

has eroded Russia's reputation as a place to do business and eroded confidence in Russia's legal and judicial institutions.
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#Business

Their transparency and cooperation in resolving this matter is a strong example of how states should respond in complying with their obligations under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Richard Boucher
#Cooperation

the United States will respect decisions of the sovereign Iraqi government regarding the presence of the multinational force.
Richard Boucher
#Force

I'd have to say these people who we're sending out will conduct assessments, provide advice, help people get organized,
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#Advice

Because ultimately, we believe the two go together. You can't just fight terrorists, you have to create the kind of stable society that embodies hope, that embodies opportunity. That is the best defense against terrorist groups getting a foothold.
Richard Boucher
#Believe

We fully believe that General Un should be commended for the courageous efforts to investigate this brothel and other brothels,
Richard Boucher
#Believe