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Public Papers - 1991

Statement by Press Secretary Fitzwater on the President's Conversation With United Nations Secretary-General Javier Perez de Cuellar Concerning the Persian Gulf Crisis


The President spoke with U.N. Secretary-General Perez de Cuellar late this afternoon to discuss the Secretary-General's upcoming visit to Baghdad. The President wished him well and stated that he was pleased that the Secretary-General is undertaking this mission for peace. The President noted that the United Nations has played a key role in building and maintaining the international coalition against the Iraqi aggression. The discussion centered on the U.N. resolutions dealing with the Iraqi aggression against Kuwait and in securing Iraq's compliance with them.

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