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Clinton: Timor Attacks Unacceptable

September 10, 1999

WASHINGTON (AP) _ President Clinton today said attacks on the United Nations compound in East Timor are ``simply unacceptable,″ and it is clear that the Indonesian military is participating in the violence.

``It is now clear that the Indonesian military is aiding and abetting the militia violence,″ Clinton said in a statement issued aboard Air Force One. He had just been briefed by the chief U.S. military commander in the Pacific region during a refueling stop in Hawaii, en route to New Zealand.

``This is simply unacceptable,″ Clinton said. ``The actions of the Indonesian military in east timor stand in stark contrast to the commitments they have given to the international community.″

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