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1993 DAILY PRESS BRIEFING #25: THURSDAY, 2/18/93

Source:         State Department Acting Spokesman Joseph Snyder
Description:    Washington, DC
Date:           Feb 18, 1993
Category:       Briefings
Region:         Central Europe, Caribbean,
                MidEast/North Africa
Country:        Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia-Montenegro,
                Israel, Haiti, Libya
Subject:        Regional/Civil Unrest, Military Affairs,
                Development/Relief Aid, United Nations,
                Mideast Peace Process, Arms Control, Terrorism,
                Human Rights
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PRESS BRIEFING SUMMARY
Thursday, February 18, 1993

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Subject                                                        Page

ANNOUNCEMENT
No Press Briefing Tomorrow Due to Secretary's
      Meeting with Press in Cairo.......................   .......1

LIBYA
U.S. Condemns Chemical Weapons Program............................1-2
-- Source of Equipment/German Government Efforts
        to Halt Dual-Use Chemicals and Equipment................1-2
-- Signatories to Chemical Weapons Convention........  ...........2

FORMER YUGOSLAVIA
Humanitarian Relief Flights/Convoys............................ 2-6
--  Prospects for Air Drops.......................................2
--  Flight/Convoy Suspension to Sarajevo/Other Areas............2-3
--  UNHCR Personnel To Be Withdrawn..           ..................3
--  Convoys Blocked/UN Condemnation........         ............3-5
--  UN/U.S./Other Efforts to Resume Delivery..     ...............3-6
--  French UN Draft Resolution re UNPROFOR in Croatia.....       .5

DEPARTMENT
President's Deficit Reduction/Impact on International
      Affairs Programs.....                                  ...5-6

ISRAEL/TERRORISM
Reported Transfer of U.S. Police Information on
      Detained Americans/Ties to Hamas..........................6-7

HAITI
Status of Human Rights Monitors......                     .... ...7
Sinking of Ferry/Coast Guard Assistance.                          7

MISCELLANEOU.S.:  As Posted in the Press Office
Answered "Taken" Questions from the Media
--  HAITI:  Observers
--  LIBYA:  Chemical Weapons

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ANSWERED "TAKEN" QUESTIONS FROM THE MEDIA
As posted in the Press Office, U.S. Department of State
February 18, 1993

HAITI:  Observers

Taken Question 2/18/93

        Q:  What can you tell us about the activities of the civilian
observers in Haiti?

        A:  WE UNDERSTAND THAT THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES (OAS)
OBSERVERS WHO ARRIVED IN HAITI LAST WEEKEND ARE IN PORT-AU-PRINCE
RECEIVING ORIENTATION AND TRAINING;  THEY INTEND TO DEPLOY THROUGHOUT
THE COUNTRY SHORTLY.

        WE WOULD REFER YOU TO THE OAS AND UNITED NATIONS FOR FURTHER
DETAILS ON THE OBSERVER MISSION.  (###)

LIBYA:  Chemical Weapons

Taken Question 2/18/93

        Q:  Did Libya sign the Chemical Weapons Convention?

        A:  NO.  (###)

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