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96/06/26 Remarks following meeting with Israeli President
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                        U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE 
 
                        Office of the Spokesman 
 
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                  June 26, 1996 
 
 
                            REMARKS BY 
          U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE WARREN CHRISTOPHER 
     FOLLOWING HIS MEETING WITH ISRAELI PRESIDENT EZER WEIZMANN 
 
                            Jerusalem 
                           June 26, 1996 
 
 
QUESTION:  Mr. Secretary, do you see terrorism as growing out of 
discontent, for example now in Saudi Arabia? 
 
SECRETARY CHRISTOPHER:  Well, I do want to say just a word or two about 
the situation in Saudi Arabia.  I've talked, within the last hour, to 
our Charge Ted Kattouf and Foreign Minister, Prince Saud.  I just hung 
up from talking with Secretary Perry.  This is an outrageous act of 
cowardice. As President Clinton said, we condemn it in the strongest 
terms.  We will not permit this kind of terrorism to succeed.  
 
These terrorists must know that they will be hunted down and captured, 
and they must not prevent us from the pursuit of peace, or carrying out 
our duties in this region.  The loss of lives is tragic.  I'm not able 
to give you any definite figures at the present time, but many are 
killed, many are wounded, many remain missing, including many Americans.  
It's a tragic moment.  I offer my condolences to the families of the 
people involved, and our condolences to the American people.  It's a 
very serious event.  We don't know the underlying cause of it at the 
present time.  But you can be sure we will not rest until we find out 
what the cause is, and find out who the perpetrators are. 
 
Thank you very much. 
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