September 14, 1991 |
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Friday that he hopes to make more headway soon in his efforts to resolve the Middle East hostage crisis. In a related development, an Israeli plane brought home an exiled Palestinian and the remains of a missing Israeli soldier, representing another piece of the complicated effort to arrange a broad-based hostage agreement that would include freeing the 10 Westerners held in Lebanon.
August 3, 1988 |
Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said Tuesday that he has learned to be skeptical about what he reads in the newspapers. "I have to be very careful about these public statements or about the versions of statements by the papers," Perez de Cuellar said in answer to a reporter's question about a statement attributed to Iranian President Ali Khamenei. "Sometimes, you know, they don't reflect exactly the thinking of the leaders who address the press."
September 24, 1991 |
President Alfredo Cristiani said the main obstacles to ending El Salvador's 11-year-old civil war have been removed, but U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said negotiations are still at an impasse. Perez de Cuellar, in a statement read by his spokesman, said progress was made in the weeklong talks between the government and senior commanders of the rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front but that "roadblocks" remain.
February 5, 1991
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar condemned allied BOMBING RAIDS on the highway from Baghdad to Amman, the main thoroughfare for refugees fleeing Iraq to Jordan. He called Jordan "an innocent victim" of the Gulf War. The State Department said Jordanian truck drivers are using the highway to break the U.N. trade embargo. It also accused Iraq of mingling military equipment with civilian convoys. IRAQ accused the U.N. chief of remaining silent while the allies bomb Iraqi civilians.
May 13, 1990 |
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar, in a historic visit to Albania, welcomed the Balkan country's emergence from decades of isolation and urged its leaders to pay more attention to human rights, the official ATA news agency said Saturday. In his second day in Tirana, the U.N. chief placed a wreath at a monument honoring Albania's dead from World War II.
September 21, 1991 |
After a week of meetings with the opposing sides, U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar expressed cautious optimism Friday that his efforts to mediate an end to the 11-year-old civil war in El Salvador will succeed soon. "We have made progress" in restarting the peace talks, stalemated for the past two months over the issue of how to integrate the guerrilla units of the rebel Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front into the civilian society, he told a press conference.
September 20, 1988 |
After years of gloomy assessments in the annual outlook for the United Nations, Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar declared Monday that possibilities for worldwide peace "have plainly come into view." In his yearly report, issued on the eve of today's opening of the 43rd session of the General Assembly, Perez de Cuellar hailed the "major strides" toward a pullout of all Soviet troops from Afghanistan as well as the cease-fire in the Persian Gulf War that he personally helped hammer out.
January 2, 1992 |
Tired of war and unfulfilled promises of peace, Salvadorans on Wednesday greeted the announcement of a United Nations-brokered cease-fire to end 12 years of civil war with cautious expressions of hope and customary skepticism. In the streets and on radio talk shows, Salvadorans said they are confused about the accord for a Feb. 1 cease-fire that was hammered out before midnight on New Year's Eve by U.N. Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar during his final minutes in the international post.
November 18, 1990 |
U.N. Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar struck a gloomy note over the Persian Gulf crisis Saturday, saying that an Arab summit appeared to offer the only chance of a peaceful outcome. "So far, I was unable to see any peaceful option, which I very much regret," he told reporters after attending a U.N. Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seminar on how to help poor countries hit by Iraq's invasion of Kuwait.