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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of August 18, 1993

1.  Cuba - Trade
Q.  The Western Hemisphere Subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs 
Committee recently sent a letter to several Caribbean countries warning 
that an extension of U.S. trade benefits might be jeopardized if they 
had trade relations with Cuba.  What's the State Department position on 
countries that trade with Cuba?

A.  OUR MAIN CONCERN IS THAT COUNTRIES NOT SUBSIDIZE TRADE TO CUBA OR 
OTHERWISE PROVIDE BENEFITS TO THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT.

--WE HAVE NO INFORMATION THAT WOULD SUGGEST THAT ANY CARIBBEAN COUNTRY 
IS CURRENTLY SUBSIDIZING TRADE WITH OR PROVIDING BENEFITS TO CUBA.


2.  Former Yugoslavia - President Izetbegovic Meeting
Q:  Will President Izetbegovic be meeting with Secretary Christopher or 
President Clinton when he comes to Washington?

A:  WE HAVE NO INDICATION THAT BOSNIAN PRESIDENT ALIJA 
IZETBEGOVIC IS PLANNING A VISIT TO WASHINGTON.


3.  Sudan - Terrorism
Q:  Was the organization headed by Omar Abdel Rahman one of those that 
received support from the Government of the Sudan?

A:  THERE ARE PERSISTENT REPORTS THAT MEMBERS OF THE GROUP ARE PRESENT 
IN SUDAN AND RECEIVE SAFEHAVEN AND SUPPORT FROM THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN 
AND THE NATIONAL ISLAMIC FRONT.

Q:  Has the Government of Sudan ever acknowledged that terrorist 
activities have taken place in Sudan which they were unable to do 
anything about?

A:  WE HOLD THE GOVERNMENT OF SUDAN RESPONSIBLE FOR CONTROLLING INGRESS 
AND EGRESS FROM THE COUNTRY, AS WELL AS FOR THE ACTIVITIES OF PERSONS OR 
GROUPS PRESENT IN SUDAN.

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