May 14, 1991 |
Secretary of State James A. Baker III, responding to growing Soviet concern about the presence of U.S. combat troops in northern Iraq, said Monday that American forces cannot withdraw unless Moscow permits the United Nations to assume responsibility for the safety of Kurdish refugees. In comments to reporters after a two-hour meeting, Baker and Soviet Foreign Minister Alexander A.
January 26, 1991
Foreign Minister Alexander A. BESSMERTNYKH met with members of the Executive Committee of the PALESTINE LIBERATION ORGANIZATION to explore possible ways to end the war. Bessmertnykh called on all nations, including Israel, to prevent the spread of the war. A Foreign Ministry spokesman said the Soviets will continue to honor their friendship with Iraq because "as soon as the conflict is over, Iraq will rejoin the international community and we will resume friendly relations."
April 11, 1988
Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev told Palestine Liberation Organization chief Yasser Arafat in a Moscow meeting that Israel's security and statehood are as important in any Mideast peace settlement as similar rights for Palestinians, the official Tass news agency said. Gorbachev was quoted as saying that the Soviets would prefer a settlement that includes the withdrawal of Israeli troops from the territories occupied after the 1967 Six-Day War, Palestinian self-determination and a U.N.