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RPF Comments on Recent Events in Rwanda and Urges American Statement and Support

Card Number 7261

Number
7261
Author
Carson, Johnnie
Date
Monday February 1, 1993
Yyyymmdd
19930201
Title
RPF Comments on Recent Events in Rwanda and Urges American Statement and Support
Size
129206 bytes
Pages nb.
5
Public records
CHP
Type
Document diplomatique, TD
Language
EN
Abstract
The RPF leadership is deeply troubled by the upsurge in violence in Rwanda and places most of the blame on Habyarimana, the MRND and CDR. The RPF believes Habyarimana is trying to use the violence to discredit the progress that has been made at Arusha. The RPF believes the USG should issue a strong public statement condemning the current violence, reaffirming our support for the Arusha process and endorsing the protocols that have been initialed these actions might have a sobering effect on Habyarimana. If the ethnic violence in Rwanda continues and large groups of tutsis are killed, the RPF may be forced to act militarily. The RPF is prepared to begin the next round of talks in Arusha immediately but is growing increasingly pessimistic about whether the political turmoil in Kigali will permit an early resumption of negotiations.