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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
Taken Questions of August 23, 1993

1.  Chinese Arms Shipment
Q:  Who will conduct the inspection of the Chinese ship the Yin He 
which is reportedly carrying chemical weapons precurors?

A:  THE SAUDIS HAVE AGREED TO PERMIT THE "YIN HE" TO ENTER THE PORT OF 
DAMMAM FOR INSPECTION AT THE REQUEST OF THE CHINESE.  WE CANNOT PROVIDE 
DETAILS OF THE INSPECTION.


2.  Former Yugoslavia
Q:  How many Department of State employees are working on issues 
relating to the former Yugoslavia?

A:  BECAUSE OF THE NUMBER OF BUREAUS INVOLVED AND THE NATURE OF THE 
PROBLEMS BEING ADDRESSED, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GIVE AN EXACT NUMBER OF 
EMPLOYEES WORKING ON THIS ISSUE.  HOWEVER, WE CAN SAY THAT WELL OVER 100 
EMPLOYEES WORK ON ISSUES RELATING TO THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA.


3.  Terrorism
Q:  Since July 23, when the Department announced the reward offer for 
Ramzi Ahmed Yousef, has any money been paid under the Rewards for 
Terrorism Information Program?

A:  NO REWARDS HAVE BEEN PAID SINCE THAT DATE, ALTHOUGH THAT 
ANNOUNCEMENT HAS GENERATED WIDESPREAD PUBLIC RESPONSE.  THE PROGRAM HAS 
PAID ABOUT TWO MILLION DOLLARS IN REWARDS DURING THE PAST FEW YEARS.
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