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February 02, 1999


February 01, 1999

p> U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesman January 30, 1999 STATEMENT BY SECRETARY OF STATE MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT NATO FINAL WARNING ON KOSOVO I strongly support NATO's decision today to authorize air strikes if Belgrade does not comply with the demands of the international community. Our strategy of diplomacy backed by the threat of force is the only way to ensure that both sides halt the violence and come immediately to the negotiating table.
p>U.S. aircraft attack Iraqi air defense sites INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- On January 30 at approximately 3 p.m. Iraqi time, coalition aircraft were targeted by Iraqi radars near Mosul while conducting routine enforcement of the Northern no-fly zone. A U.S. Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle responded in self defense by launching an AGM-130 at the radar site. Also in self defense, two F-15Es dropped two GBU-12 precision-guided munitions at the same radar site, on the actual missile launchers. Damage to Iraqi forces is currently being assessed.
p>Coalition aircraft targeted 31 January 1999 INCIRLIK AIR BASE, TURKEY -- At approximately 3:20 p.m. Iraqi time today, a U.S. Air Force F-16J Fighting Falcon, acting in self defense, launched a high-speed antiradiation missile (HARM) at a radar system north of Mosul. The radar system was active and posed a threat to the F-16J and coalition forces conducting routine enforcement of the Northern no-fly zone in Iraq. Damage to Iraqi forces is currently being assessed.
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p>WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING, JANUARY 29, 1999 THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 29, 1999 PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART The Briefing Room [ . . . ] Q: General Zinni yesterday told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he did not think that any of the opportunity groups in Iraq could overthrow Saddam. Was the General speaking out of school, and should the U.S. government be funding local groups if they're not --
p>NATO SECRETARY GENERAL SOLANA ON KOSOVO JANUARY 30 Statement to the Press by NATO Secretary General, Javier Solana Good evening Ladies and Gentlemen, NATO stands ready to act. We rule out no option to ensure full respect by both sides in Kosovo for the requirements of the international community. We welcome the results of the Contact Group meeting. NATO gives full support to the Contact Group strategy of negotiations. We will put all of our capabilities behind this push for an interim political settlement.
p>NEWS RELEASE Headquarters, United States Central Command January 31, 1999 Release Number: 9901-04 COALITION AIRCRAFT RESPOND TO IRAQI AGGRESSION MACDILL AFB, FL At approximately 2:20 a.m. Eastern Standard Time today, coalition air forces flying an Operation Southern Watch mission struck two Iraqi military sites, one near Al Amarah and another near Talil, in response to Iraqi provocations.
p> U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE DAILY PRESS BRIEFING THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1999 1:10 P.M. (ON THE RECORD UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED) [ . . . ] Q: Did you see the remarks by General Zinni this morning, to the effect that he doesn't see an opposition group in Iraq that has the viability to overthrow Saddam Hussein?
p>THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary January 28, 1999 PRESS BRIEFING BY JOE LOCKHART The Briefing Room 10:07 A.M. EST [ . . . ] Q: Joe, does the President believe it's time for the administration to impose an autonomy agreement vis-a-vis Kosovo, and what reason do you have to think that Milosevic might agree to an imposition of an autonomy agreement?