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Tracking Number:  169432

Title:  "Bush Says Iraq Missile Attacks Are 'Brutal Terrorism'." White House statement. (910123)

Date:  19910123

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01/23/91 1Ne Tx BUSH SAYS IRAQ MISSILE ATTACKS ARE "BRUTAL TERRORISM" (Text: Fitzwater statement) (220)

Washington -- President Bush says the Iraqi missile attacks against Israel are "nothing short of brutal terrorism against innocent civilians."

In a statement released January 23, White House Press Secretary Marlin Fitzwater said Bush telephoned Israeli Prime Minister Shamir following the latest SCUD missile attack to express "his outrage at this unprovoked aggression" and "his appreciation for Israel's continued restraint, particularly in view of the continued Iraqi attacks." The latest attack left three people dead and about 70 wounded.

Following is the text of Fitzwater's statement:

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The president called Prime Minister Shamir at midnight to discuss the latest Iraqi missile attack against Israel. The president expressed his outrage at this unprovoked aggression and extended his sympathy to the prime minister over the numerous casualties the attack caused. The president noted that the coalition effort against Iraq was proceeding well and expressed his appreciation for Israel's continued restraint, particularly in view of the continued Iraqi attacks. The president said that the world recognizes these attacks as nothing short of brutal terrorism against innocent civilians. The president thanked the prime minister for the reception and consultations that Deputy Secretary Eagleburger has received. The two leaders agreed that both sides should stay in close consultation.

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File Identification:  01/23/91, PO-301; 01/23/91, AR-316; 01/23/91, EP-302; 01/23/91, EU-303; 01/23/91, NE-303; 01/23/91, NA-303
Product Name:  Wireless File
Product Code:  WF
Languages:  Arabic
Keywords:  MISSILE DEPLOYMENT/Policy; PERSIAN GULF WAR; IRAQ/Defense & Military; IRAQ-ISRAEL RELATIONS; ISRAEL/Defense & Military; ISRAEL-US RELATIONS; COMBAT CASUALTIES
Document Type:  TXT
Thematic Codes:  1NE; 1ME; 2TE
Target Areas:  AR; EA; EU; NE
PDQ Text Link:  169432