December 15, 1992 |
Western leaders toughened their talk on Monday of taking action against Serbia, especially for violating the U.N.-imposed "no-fly zone" over Bosnia-Herzegovina, as a veteran of Chancellor Helmut Kohl's Cabinet resigned, saying he was ashamed by the German government's "do-nothing stance" on the Yugoslav bloodshed. In Stockholm, French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas told Secretary of State Lawrence S. Eagleburger that Paris is now prepared to support a U.N.
May 20, 1993 |
The United States and its allies appear to be moving reluctantly toward an outcome in Bosnia-Herzegovina that would leave the Serbs in control of territory they have seized and deploy U.N. troops to guard "protected areas" for the remaining Muslims, U.S. officials and allied diplomats said Wednesday. The Clinton Administration is unenthusiastic about the idea, but Britain, France and other countries with troops already in Bosnia are hammering out a plan that could put as many as 75,000 U.N.
May 11, 1993 |
Accepting diplomatic defeat at the hands of its own allies, the Clinton Administration admitted Monday that it has failed to win Western European approval for stronger steps to end the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina and said it is shelving the problem for at least a week. Bosnia "is in kind of a holding pattern for the moment," said White House Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers. "The President is working to build a consensus for action. I don't think we are expecting any action in the immediate future."
March 15, 1996 |
The Clinton administration's bid to muster international help to arm and train the Bosnian government army received a serious setback Thursday as several key European countries served notice that they will not provide significant help. With a meeting of potential donors scheduled for Ankara, Turkey, today, France, Britain, Germany and the Netherlands have all declined to contribute substantially. Other potential donors, such as Saudi Arabia, have signaled that they too may hold back. U.S.
December 16, 1992 |
European and North American foreign ministers on Tuesday expressed "horror and dismay" at the brutal Yugoslav ethnic war. But they stopped short of recommending an end to the Bosnia-Herzegovina arms embargo, which has crippled the Muslim-led government's attempt to defend itself. In a hotly debated communique that delayed adjournment for an hour and a half, the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe urged the U.N.
June 22, 1993 |
Balkan diplomacy snagged again Monday as the embattled Muslims of Bosnia-Herzegovina pleaded with the European Community to lift the international arms embargo against their country and the EC pressed them to accept the division of their country into ethnic zones. Neither appeal succeeded, although Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic left open the possibility of negotiating with neighboring Serbia and Croatia over their proposal to carve Bosnia into three largely autonomous ethnic regions.