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1993 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING #22: THURSDAY, 2/11/93

Source:         State Department Spokesman Richard Boucher
Description:    Washington, DC
Date:           Feb 11, 1993
Category:       Briefings
Region:         Central Europe, Europe, South Asia
Country:        Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia-Montenegro,
                Israel, Lebanon
Subject:        Regional/Civil Unrest, Military Affairs,
                Development/Relief Aid, United Nations,
                Mideast Peace Process, CSCE

Subject                                                            Page

GERMANY/TERRORISM
     Hijacked Airliner Bound for U.S.            .....................1
PAKISTAN
     Cooperation Offered re Suspect in CIA Shootings   .............  2
FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
     U.S. Efforts to Assist Vance/Owen to Resolve Conflict/Amb.
Bartholomew's Role                                           2-3,5-6,15
     UN Plan to Collect Heavy Weapons .......   ....................  3
     U.S. Team to Assess Humanitarian Needs/Leaders . ............  3-
5,7
     U.S. Extends Radovan Karadzic's Visa ........................... 5
     Sanctions Tightening Effort/Leaders         .................  6-7
     Efforts to Present Spill-Over of Conflict ...................  7-8
     --  Activities in Macedonia                ....................  7
     Reports of Fighting in Kosovo/Monitoring ....... ............  8-9
     U.S. Consultations with Parties to Conflict/Allies ...........9-10
     Russian Cooperation/Consultation with U....................  10-11
     No-Fly Zone Enforcement Resolution ...........        .....  .  11
     War Crimes Tribunal........................................  11-14
     Military Role of U.S./NATO...................................13-15
MISCELLANEOU.S.
     Answered "Taken" Questions from the Media
     --  BOSNIA:  Assessment of Aid Needs
     --  SERBIA:  Sanctions Review Team
     --  KOSOVO:  CSCE Monitors


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           U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING
                 FEBRUARY 11, 1993 -- 1:03 P.M.

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ANSWERED "TAKEN" QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA
As posted in the Press Office, U.S. Department of State
February 11, 1993

BOSNIA:  Assessment of Aid Needs

Taken Question - 2/11/93

        Q:  Regarding increasing the flow of humanitarian aid to
Bosnia, where will the assessment team go?  Who will head the team?

        A:  WE ARE IN THE PROCESS OF DEFINING THE PARAMETERS OF THE
MISSION, INCLUDING WHO WILL HEAD THE TEAM, HOW MANY MEMBERS IT WILL
INCLUDE, AND WHERE IT WILL GO.

        THERE ARE A VARIETY OF HUMANITARIAN NEEDS IN BOSNIA WHICH ARE
NOT BEING MET.  THE TEAM WILL LOOK AT THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF HUMANITARIAN
NEEDS.  IT WILL INCLUDE EXPERTS QUALIFIED TO DEFINE WHERE INCREASED U.S.
ASSISTANCE COULD BE MOST HELPFUL, AND RESOURCES NEEDED TO ENSURE THAT
THE TARGET NEEDS ARE MET.

        WE WILL BUILD ON SUBSTANTIAL INFORMATION ALREADY AVAILABLE, AND
HOPE TO HAVE A FAST TURN-AROUND.  (###)

SANCTIONS:  Review Team

Taken Question - 2/11/93

        Q:  Who is heading the sanctions tightening review team?

        A:  LEON FUERTH, THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISOR FOR VICE
PRESIDENT GORE.  (###)

KOSOVO:  CSCE Monitors

Taken Question - 2/11/93

        Q:  Why are there only 21 CSCE monitors in Kosovo when the
figure spoken of following the Stockholm meeting was 50 to 100? 

        A:  THE CSCE DECEMBER 1992 STOCKHOLM DECISIONS CALLED FOR A
SUBSTANTIAL INCREASE IN THE SIZE OF THE LONG DURATION MISSIONS IN
SERBIA, "WITH PARTICULAR EMPHASIS ON KOSOVO." THE U.S. HAS URGED THAT
THE CSCE ACCOMPLISH THIS BY DOUBLING THE TOTAL PERSONNEL ON THESE
MISSIONS FROM THE 20 PLANNED BEFORE STOCKHOLM TO AT LEAST 40, WITH THE
LARGEST MISSION BEING KOSOVO.  A MISSION OF OVER 20 PERSONNEL WOULD MEET
THIS REQUIREMENT, WITH THE REMAINDER DISTRIBUTED AMONG VOJVODINA,
SANDZAK, AND BELGRADE.

        NEVERTHELESS, WE AND THE CSCE KEEP THIS QUESTION UNDER THE
CLOSEST REVIEW.  IF THE SITUATION ON THE GROUND WERE TO SUGGEST THAT
MORE MONITORS IN KOSOVO WERE REQUIRED, WE WOULD PRESS THE CSCE TO RAISE
THE SIZE OF THE MISSION, IF NECESSARY U.S.ING PERSONNEL FROM THE OTHER
MISSIONS.  (###)

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