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France Wants Security Council Action On Rwanda

Card Number 6806

Number
6806
Author
Albright, Madeleine
Date
March 4, 1993
Ymd
19930304
Title
France Wants Security Council Action On Rwanda
Size
62000 bytes
Pages nb.
2
Source
Public records
CHP
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Language
EN
Abstract
French PermRep Merimee suggested to the other Perm Five March 3 that the Security Council authorize an Interpositional Force for Rwanda of 500-1000 Blue Helmets as soon as possible. He foresees a SC Resolution, but no Chapter seven reference. France has 600 troops on the ground which Merimee said could be made available to the UN if requested. Merimee cited the presence of Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) rebels near Kigali as evidence of the urgency with which the Council needs to tackle this situation to prevent possible massacres.