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February 16, 1991 | From Reuters
Here is the text of President Bush's remarks Friday about Iraq's offer to withdraw from Kuwait: When I first heard that statement, I must say I was happy that Saddam Hussein had seemed to realize that he must now withdraw unconditionally from Kuwait, in keeping with the relevant United Nations resolutions. Regrettably, the Iraq statement now appears to be a cruel hoax, dashing the hopes of the people in Iraq, and indeed, around the world.
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August 28, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - A final Western effort to win a United Nations blessing for military action against Syria appeared to collapse Wednesday, but the United States and its allies were still expected to launch a retaliatory attack in response to President Bashar Assad's alleged use of chemical weapons. Despite the apparent diplomatic failure, the White House received an endorsement from the 28-member North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the key Western military alliance. After a meeting of the allaince's policymaking arm, NATO Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen said in a statement in Brussels that reports of a chemical weapons attacks by Syria “cannot go unanswered.
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December 1, 1990 | From Associated Press
Here is the text of President Bush's statement Friday on the Persian Gulf crisis, followed by highlights from a question-and-answer session with reporters: I have a statement, an opening statement, that is a little longer than normal, and I'd ask your indulgence. And then I will be glad to respond to questions. We're in the gulf because the world must not and cannot reward aggression. And we're there because our vital interests are at stake.
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April 9, 2002 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The U.S. said it would block an Arab attempt to get the Security Council to pass its fourth resolution on the Middle East crisis in four weeks, arguing in a protracted debate here Monday that further U.N. action could undermine Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's cease-fire mission. Nasser Kidwa, the Palestinian representative to the U.N.
NEWS
February 16, 1991
The Iraqi Statement: IRAQI PULLOUT. "To achieve a dignified and acceptable political settlement, the Revolutionary Command Council has decided to accept U.N. Security Council Resolution 660 of 1990, including the clause related to Iraqi withdrawal. . . ." CEASE-FIRE. The council's statement "should be regarded as a guarantee from Iraq and coupled with an immediate and comprehensive cessation of all land, air and sea military operations." ALLIED WITHDRAWAL.
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March 17, 1992 | JAMES GERSTENZANG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
President Bush sent Iraq mixed signals Monday, portraying the United States as determined to ensure that Iraqi President Saddam Hussein follows through on his promise to scale back his weapons program but stepping away from any discussion of military options. "We are just insisting in every way we can that Iraq comply with the United Nations resolutions," Bush told reporters aboard Air Force One as he was about to begin a daylong campaign trip to Milwaukee and Chicago.
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January 17, 1991 | From Associated Press
Here is a transcript of President Bush's address to the nation Wednesday night. Five months ago, Saddam Hussein started this cruel war against Kuwait; tonight the battle has been joined. This military action, taken in accord with United Nations resolutions and with the consent of the United States Congress, follows months of constant and virtually endless diplomatic activity on the part of the United Nations, the United States and many, many other countries.
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March 19, 1992 | JOHN M. BRODER and DOUGLAS JEHL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
U.S. military officials are planning a series of air and missile attacks against Iraqi weapons sites if Baghdad does not comply with United Nations resolutions requiring it to destroy its remaining nuclear, chemical and ballistic missile facilities. President Bush already has made "a philosophical decision" to order the military action if Iraqi President Saddam Hussein refuses to abide by terms of the cease-fire that ended the Persian Gulf War a year ago, Administration sources said Wednesday.
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November 22, 1998 | ELIZABETH SHOGREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After teetering on the brink of military action against Iraq a week ago, President Clinton on Saturday articulated a wait-and-see approach in response to the first indication that Baghdad is not fully complying with the wishes of U.N. weapons inspectors. "I think it's important that we not overreact here on the first day," Clinton said. "I want to make sure that I know exactly what the facts are." Last weekend--with a massive U.S.
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October 3, 1992 | STANLEY MEISLER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In another burst of impatience with Saddam Hussein, the U.N. Security Council ordered the seizure of frozen Iraqi oil assets Friday to help pay for all that Iraq owes the United Nations under the cease-fire resolutions ending the Persian Gulf War.
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March 31, 2002 | From Reuters
This is the text of a resolution approved Saturday by the Security Council that calls for the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Ramallah and other Palestinian cities: Resolution 1402, drafted by Norway, was adopted on a 14-0 vote, with Syria not participating in the vote in protest that the resolution was not stronger in condemning Israel.
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December 17, 2001 | Reuters
The Arab League voiced astonishment and concern Sunday at the U.S. decision to veto a U.N. resolution calling for international monitors to help curb violence between Israel and the Palestinians. Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa "expressed his astonishment and intense concern that the United States employed its right of veto," said a statement by the league, which is based in Cairo. Moussa said the resolution was "balanced and objective."
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December 15, 2001 | WILLIAM ORME, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Palestinians and their Arab allies forced a confrontation with Washington early today, with the United States announcing it would veto an Arab-backed Security Council resolution calling for international intervention to halt "a dangerous deterioration of the situation" in the Gaza Strip and West Bank. The draft resolution won the support of a large council majority, with France, Russia and Ireland joining the expected Asian and African supporters of the Arab position.
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April 19, 2001 | Associated Press
A U.S. attempt to win international condemnation of China's human rights record failed Wednesday when the U.N. rights watchdog passed a Chinese motion blocking consideration of the American proposal. But the U.N. Human Rights Commission criticized Cuba for its human rights record and voted 50 to 1 to censure Israel for allowing Jewish settlements in the Palestinian territories. In a 23-17 vote, the 53-nation panel decided not to consider a U.S.
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February 28, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Iraqi officials were unmoved Tuesday despite Washington's declaration that it favors easing the United Nations' decade-long sanctions on Iraqi civilians. In the second day of talks with the U.N. aimed at breaking a two-year stalemate, Iraqi Foreign Minister Mohammed Said Sahaf said Secretary of State Colin L. Powell's notion of "smart sanctions" proved that the U.N.'s current policy was "stupid."
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July 18, 2000 | Associated Press
The Security Council on Monday adopted its first resolution on a health issue, urging countries to consider developing long-term strategies to combat AIDS and to educate troops who may be deployed on U.N. peacekeeping missions. The unanimously adopted resolution, sponsored by the U.S., also asks the U.N. to take additional steps to train peacekeepers on preventing the spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.
NEWS
February 23, 1991
Within hours after President Bush said the allied coalition would give Saddam Hussein until noon today to begin immediate and unconditional withdrawal from Kuwait, Soviet officials announced that President Mickail Gorbachev and Iraqi Foreign Minister Tarik Aziz had reached agreement on a new six-point plan for withdrawal from Kuwait.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 16, 1991
Was it a blink, or a hoax? Is it the beginning of the end, or just more of the same? Is Iraqi President Saddam Hussein at long last ready for peace, for compliance with United Nations resolutions and for withdrawal from Kuwait? Or is there to be more war, more death, more tragedy?
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April 19, 2000 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a decision that is becoming something of an annual tradition, the U.N. Human Rights Commission on Tuesday rejected a Clinton administration resolution that sought to condemn China for political and religious repression. The commission, meeting in Geneva, voted 22 to 18, with 12 abstentions, to take no action on the issue this year. In 1999, the vote was strikingly similar: 22 to 17, with 14 abstentions. Although U.S. officials acknowledge that they had no realistic hope that the U.N.
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June 10, 1999 | VALERIE REITMAN and PAUL RICHTER and JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Yugoslav and Western generals signed a military agreement Wednesday to end NATO's 78-day air war against Yugoslavia, provided that the Balkan nation's armed forces begin a "demonstrable" withdrawal from Kosovo by this afternoon and complete the pullout in 11 days. The agreement calls for an immediate cease-fire in Kosovo and provides for a pause in NATO's bombing campaign beginning perhaps as early as today if the Yugoslav forces start removing troops and equipment.
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