ACCESSION NUMBER:292961 FILE ID:POL204 DATE:07/06/93 TITLE:STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, JULY 6 (07/06/93) TEXT:*93070604.POL STATE DEPARTMENT REPORT, TUESDAY, JULY 6 (Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Egypt-extradition) (650) There was no formal State Department news briefing. However, acting spokesman Sondra McCarty informally discussed these topics with reporters: HAITI COULD GET UP TO $37.5 MILLION IN U.S. AID As the agreement to restore democracy to Haiti, announced over the past 1eekend, moves forward, the small Caribbean island nation could receive up to $37.5 million in U.S. assistance, the acting spokesman said. On July 4, President Clinton characterized as "a good thing" the agreement worked out by United Nations special mediator Dante Caputo between exiled President Jean-Bertrand Aristide and the de facto military authorities of Haiti who ousted him in September 1991. It calls for Aristide's return to office by the end of October. McCarty pointed out that the White House last week announced the creation of the Haiti Reconstruction and Reconciliation Fund. It would provide up to $37.5 million to support the international civilian mission now in Haiti, she said. It would provide economic support and stabilization for Haiti, begin an administration of justice program, create and train a civilian police force and professionalize the military. It would also fund a civic works program. LIBYA MUST COMPLY WITH RESOLUTIONS ON PAN AM 103 McCarty said that Libyan leader Qadhafi "knows exactly what he must do" to comply with U.N. Security Council resolutions dealing with the 1988 terrorist bombing of Pan American Airlines flight 103 and the extradition of two Libyans accused in the bombing. "The Security Council requirements are not open to negotiations," she declared. Asked about a Washington Times interview with Qadhafi, McCarty said there was nothing new in it. The Libyan leader said the two accused persons are willing to be tried in a neutral site other than the United States or Britain. McCarty noted that the "channel for contacts on Pan Am 103 is the U.N. secretary general," not a press interview. IRAQI ACTION PART OF A BROADER PATTERN McCarty said the Iraqi action to bar the U.N. from installing a monitoring camera at a missile testing site is "part of a broader pattern of conduct" by Iraq that demonstrates its desire to limit inspection rights and operational capabilities of the U.N. mission. "Included in this campaign have been Iraqi attempts to restrict the scope of inspections and information gathering and to restrict access and to impose delay on inspections" by UNSCOM (U.N. Special Commission)," she added. She noted that the U.N. Security Council in a June 18 statement said "serious consequences" would result if Iraq did not comply with UNSCOM decisions. "President Clinton has publicly supported this decision," McCarty pointed out. "The Security Council's requirement of Iraq to accept the cameras is clear -- accept their installation and the broader requirement for long-term monitoring laid out in UNSC resolutions 687 and 715," she said, noting that the United States is conferring with other council members on the Iraqi action. EGYPT ASKS FOR EXTRADITION OF SHEIK ABDEL RAHMAN The Egyptian government has formally requested the extradition of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the Muslim cleric who was detained July 2 in New York by federal authorities, McCarty said. In a television interview July 4, Secretary of State Christopher said he knew that Egypt wanted Abdel Rahman returned and that the United States would take "a sympathetic view" if an extradition request was received. "The Egyptian government has requested his extradition," McCarty told 1eporters. "We are consulting with them on technical matters." She referred additional questions to the Justice Department. Followers of Abdel Rahman have been linked to the World Trade Center bombing earlier this year, and to last month's foiled plot to blow up the United Nations and assassinate a number of political figures. NNNN .