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May 15, 2018

Foreign minister Alain Juppé's part in the Tutsi genocide

Date Author Comment Source
11 avril 1994Boisbouvier, ChristopheFrench ambassador Marlaud states on Radio France International that the new rwandan government is conform with the Arusha peace agreements RFI
13 avril 1994Bentégeat, HenriAdmiral Lanxade: « Now it is the Tutsis who will massacre Hutus in Kigali ». Juppé and Mitterrand agree to withdraw the peacekeepers.Présidence de la République (fr)
25 avril 1994Marlaud, Jean-MichelAmbassador Marlaud : « The Hutu, as long as they will have the feeling that the RPF is trying to seize power, will react by ethnic massacres ».Quai d'Orsay
28 avril 1994Juppé, Alain« This unfortunate country torn apart by a tribal war ».Quai d'Orsay
2 mai 1994Quesnot, Christian« At the United Nations, France had to oppose a partisan condemnation of the only abuses committed by the government forces ».Présidence de la République (fr)
11 mai 1994Juppé, Alain« I dont think the international community can go to police anywhere on the planet »Quai d'Orsay
16 mai 1994Juppé, Alain« We are determined to sanction, to punish those who engage in such slaughters ».Quai d'Orsay
18 mai 1994Juppé, Alain« Rwandan government troops have systematically eliminated the Tutsi population ».Quai d'Orsay
16 juin 1994Juppé, Alain« France requires that those responsible for these genocides be tried ».Libération
22 juin 1994François Mitterrand : « If this country were to come under the Tutsi domination, a very minority ethnic group, which finds its base in Uganda [...] it is certain that the process of democratization would be interrupted ».Présidence de la République (fr)
15 juillet 1994Almost all political figures of the government folded in Gisenyi is held responsible for the massacres. [...] There is no provision for arrest and trial.Quai d'Orsay
19 juillet 1994France invites the representative of Rwanda to leave the Security Council.Quai d'Orsay
13 mai 1998Quilès, PaulAmbassador Jean-Michel Marlaud acknowledges being involved on April 8, 1994 in a meeting at the France's Embassy to form the Rwandan interim government.MIP