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.''