ACCESSION NUMBER:292082 FILE ID:POL304 DATE:06/30/93 TITLE:WHITE HOUSE REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 (06/30/93) TEXT:*93063004.POL WHITE HOUSE REPORT, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30 (Economic Summit, Bosnia, Iraq) (640) NEWS BRIEFING -- Press Secretary Dee Dee Myers covered these topics: ECONOMIC SUMMIT EXPECTATIONS SHIFT The White House has put off until after the Japanese elections further attempts to agree on a trade framework mechanism with Tokyo. Myers suggested that Japan's political problems and the failure to agree on a U.S.-Japanese mechanism have tilted the administration view of the Tokyo summit of industrialized democracies July 7-9 and changed the "dynamics" of the meeting. "There are a lot of political issues that will be discussed," she said. Reaching agreement on the mechanism "is difficult," she said, predicting the matter will be put off until after the Japanese elections. "It's now becoming more unlikely that we'll have an agreement on framework before or at G-7," Myers said. "We're certainly not willing to change our standards in order to get an agreement. It's something we certainly want to continue to pursue with the Japanese and after the Japanese elections we'll certainly pick up where we left off and try to reach an accord and a framework for further negotiations," she said. Negotiators "made some progress over the weekend on a framework, but it was difficult," she told a questioner. "Obviously," she said, "the domestic political situation in Japan and a few other things do make the situation a little bit different." She said there are "a lot of political issues that will be discussed" at the summit, including "Iraq terrorism," Iran and Bosnia, suggesting they would be handled in the context of the political communique. "What winds up in the communique is something that will be worked out on the site," she explained, "but I think those are issues that will come up....You have to work out the details." The "domestic political situation in Japan," Myers acknowledged, "has changed the dynamics somewhat. We're still hoping to make good progress on issues like Russian aid, on some global growth agreements. These are obviously complicated; I don't think we expect to resolve them." She defined "good progress" as "beginning a good dialogue. Obviously we'll have an economic communique and political communique as there always is. We hope to reach some agreement on some global growth strategies. Hopefully, we'll have some agreement on Russian aid, which is important to the president; President Yeltsin will be there. There are a lot of political issues that will be discussed." BOSNIA STANCE DEFENDED Told that the United States "hadn't lifted a finger" to obtain United 1ations approval of a Security Council resolution lifting the arms embargo on Bosnia and asked why, Myers said Washington's position was already very clear. "We made our position abundantly clear on that issue," she said. "The president has supported and continues to support lifting the arms embargo for the Bosnian government and using air strikes or the threat of air strikes in the interim while the Bosnian government rearms. That is something that the allies and other members of the Security Council clearly do not support. However, the U.S. position has been very clear." IRAQ FAULTED IN IAEA COMPLIANCE Myers told a questioner that Baghdad has yet to meet International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) requirements on weapons inspection, but must comply. She said there has been no change thus far in the stand-off. "The Iraqi government has so far failed to meet IAEA requirements," she said, "and we're going to continue to insist that they live up to their international obligations." Asked if there had been any change in Baghdad's position in the wake of the cruise missile attack on Iraq's intelligence headquarters, she replied, "I think they've sent mixed signals, but the IAEA is not satisfied." NNNN .