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To US Mission to the United Nations, New York : Talking points on UNAMIR withdrawal

Fiche Numéro 19653

Numéro
19653
Auteur
Christopher, Warren
Date
Vendredi 15 avril 1994
Titre
To US Mission to the United Nations, New York : Talking points on UNAMIR withdrawal
Cote
099440
Nom fichier
Taille
185226 octets
Nb. pages
4
Source
Fonds d'archives
NSA
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Langue
EN
Titre rés.
Le gouvernement US est pour le retrait total de la MINUAR
Résumé
This telegram forwards Department of State guidance to the US Mission to the UN in New York instructing US diplomats there that “the international community must give highest priority to full, orderly withdrawal of all UNAMIR personnel as soon as possible.” Advising that this withdrawal does not require a UN Security Council resolution—which would have likely focused international criticism—the Department instructs the mission “that we will oppose any effort at this time to preserve a UNAMIR presence in Rwanda.” April 15 was the first of two days of UN Security Council debate on next steps in Rwanda—for which the Rwandan ambassador was present and about which he reported back to the interim government in Rwanda. Over that same weekend, aware the UN Security Council was in retreat, the interim Council of Ministers, the genocide’s architects, met in Kigali and decided to take the program of extermination to the rest of the country.