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Clinton Chides Indonesia Military

September 11, 1999

AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) _ Reviewing Asian trouble spots, President Clinton called on China and Taiwan on Sunday to resolve their differences peacefully, urged North Korea to halt suspected missile tests and said Indonesia’s military has ``aided and abetted″ violence in East Timor.

Clinton stepped up pressure on Indonesia to invite U.N. peacekeepers into independence-minded East Timor and said, ``We don’t want to see the will of the people overturned by violence and intimidation.″

Clinton spoke to business leaders of the largest Asia-Pacific region’s largest companies on the heels of a fence-mending meeting with Chinese President Jiang Zemin. The two leaders agreed to swiftly resume troubled trade talks and Clinton said, ``I hope we can make it happen soon.″

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