Clinton: Russia Won’t Stop Attack
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Moving closer to a potential showdown with Iraq, President Clinton said today that Russia’s objections to military strikes are a concern to the United States but ``‘Nyet’ is not ‘no’ for the United States.″
Moscow has urged the Clinton administration to avoid military action against its longtime ally, calling U.S. policy ``uncompromising.″
Clinton said he understands Russia’s concerns and said the United States is exhausting every possible diplomatic route. But ``we don’t believe it is acceptable, if diplomacy fails, to walk away,″ he said.
``That’s the rub,″ Clinton said in an East Room ceremony to swear in a new surgeon general.