News

ACCESSION NUMBER:263306

FILE ID:POL705

DATE:01/17/93

TITLE:CLINTON BACKS BUSH DECISION TO HIT IRAQI PLANT (01/17/93)

TEXT:*93011705.POL

CLINTON BACKS BUSH DECISION TO HIT IRAQI PLANT



(Text:  President-elect's statement)  (160)

Washington -- President-elect Clinton says that President Bush's decision

to order a missile attack on an Iraqi nuclear facility in response to

Saddam Hussein's continuing refusal to respect U.N. Security Council

resolutions is "an appropriate and forceful response."



He said that the outgoing and incoming administrations agree that Iraq must

abide by the resolutions.



Clinton made the statement shortly after arriving in Washington for events

that will culminate in his assuming the presidency January 20.



Following is the text of the president-elect's statement.

(begin text)

Saddam Hussein's continuing provocation has been met by appropriate and

forceful response.  I fully support President Bush's actions.  Saddam

Hussein should be very clear in understanding that the current and the next

administration are in complete agreement on the necessity of his fully

complying with all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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