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[Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents]

[Page i-ii]
Monday, January 24, 1994
Volume 30--Number 3
Pages 55-134

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Weekly Compilation of



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Addresses and Remarks

    Community empowerment program--101
    Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr., at Howard University--105
    Los Angeles earthquake--116
    Minsk, Belarus, future leaders--87
    Moscow, Russia
        Town meeting--67
    Radio address--86

Communications to Congress

    Adjustment to the deficit, letter--132

Communications to Federal Agencies

    Fair housing, memorandum--114

Executive Orders

    Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments--118
    Leadership and Coordination of Fair Housing in Federal Programs: 
        Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing--110

Interviews With the News Media

    Exchanges with reporters
        Brussels, Belgium--55, 56
        Moscow, Russia--57
        Geneva, Switzerland--91
        Oval Office--116, 131
        Larry King--120
        Print journalists on Air Force One--96
    News conferences
        January 14 (No. 44) with Russian President Yeltsin--58

Interviews With the News Media--Continued

        January 16 (No. 45) with Syrian President Asad--91

Joint Statements

    American-Russian Statement on Human Rights--83
    Moscow Declaration--84
    Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction and the Means of 
        Their Delivery--80
    Presidents of the United States, Russia, and Ukraine--79

Letters and Messages

    Bobby R. Inman, letter accepting the withdrawal of nomination to be 
        Secretary of Defense--120
    Disaster assistance to California, letter to Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency Director--118

Meetings With Foreign Leaders

    Jordanian King Hussein--131
    Russian President Yeltsin--57, 84
    Syrian President Asad--91
    Ukrainian President Kravchuk--57

Statements Other Than Presidential

    Death of Foreign Minister Johan Jurgen Holst of Norway--86

Supplementary Materials

    Acts approved by the President--134
    Checklist of White House press releases--133
    Digest of other White House announcements--132
    Nominations submitted to the Senate--133


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Monday, January 24, 1994
Volume 30--Number 3
Pages 55-134
Week Ending Friday, January 21, 1994
Exchange With Reporters in Brussels, Belgium

January 9, 1994

Speech to Future Leaders of Europe

    Q. Mr. President, how do you think your speech was received tonight?
    The President. Oh, very well. I mean, you know, we consciously 
picked a very small room, and the Europeans are normally much more 
polite when speeches are given like that. It was a serious speech. But a 
lot of the students came up to me afterwards and said that they were 
pleased to know that we were thinking about their future and that they 
found the ideas basically things they agreed with. I was very 
    Q. Mr. President, can you tell us about the Ukraine?
    The President. ----and then after I got out into the crowd in the 
Place, there was much more sort of overt enthusiasm. And the Prime 
Minister and others were saying, ``You know, that's the way we are. 
We're restrained in speeches, but these people are glad to see you. Look 
at the Place.''


    Q. What can you tell us about the Ukraine, Mr. President? Are you 
close to an agreement, or do you have an agreement? Can Kravchuk sell 
it? Might we go to Kiev?
    The President. All I can tell you tonight is that we worked very, 
very hard to bring the three of us together, and we've made a terrific 
amount of progress. And at least when I left to go to the speech I was 
not in a position to make an announcement.
    Q. But you think it might be possible that this could happen and 
that Kravchuk could sell it?
    The President. Well, I don't want to--presumably, Mr. Kravchuk 
wouldn't agree to anything he didn't think he could sell. I think--I 
feel--I'm proud of the work that's been done, and I appreciate very much 
the attitude that Kravchuk and Yeltsin have brought to this whole 
endeavor. But I don't think I can say any more tonight. I don't even 
want to----

Partnership For Peace

    Q. Do you think Eastern European countries are going to be reassured 
by the Partnership For Peace?
    The President. I hope so.
    Q. [Inaudible]--giving Russia veto?
    The President. I think they need to know this is not a question of 
veto power. But keep in mind there are certain responsibilities inherent 
in being in NATO, first of all, that NATO allies all remind each other 
of all the time. And what I said tonight I want to reemphasize. What I 
want to do is to leave open the possibility of creating the best 
possible future for Europe, where they all have the chance to be 
democracies, they all have a chance to be market economies, they all 
have a chance to respect one another's securities and to support it and 
to do it in a way that also permits us to do the best we can if the best 
future is not open to us. That's what the Partnership For Peace does. 
It's not giving anybody a veto on future NATO membership.
    Q. But what do you say to people who say that NATO isn't relevant if 
it can't guarantee the peace, let's say, in Bosnia?
    The President. Well, that was never the purpose of NATO. The purpose 
of NATO was to guarantee the peace and security of the countries that 
were member nations. And when the United States asked NATO to approve 
some actions in and around Bosnia, it was the first time we'd ever done 
anything out of the area of the NATO members themselves.
    So we're working on this. It's not been established yet that anyone 
is capable of solving a civil war in another country. That's not been 
established yet.

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    Q. [Inaudible]--air strikes will be discussed tomorrow, air strikes 
possible tomorrow?
    The President. Good night, everybody.

Note: The exchange began at approximately 8:30 p.m. at the Au Vieux 
Saint Martin Restaurant. A tape was not available for verification of 
the content of this exchange. This item was not received in time for 
publication in the appropriate issue.

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Monday, January 24, 1994
Volume 30--Number 3
Pages 55-134
Week Ending Friday, January 21, 1994
Remarks and an Exchange With Reporters in Brussels

January 10, 1994

    The President. As you know, we had a good, long dinner tonight. And 
we talked about only two subjects; we talked about Russia and Bosnia. We 
spent the first half, perhaps more than half the dinner, on Russia. And 
I basically gave a report about what I would be doing in Russia, and 
they gave me their advice about what we could do to strengthen the 
process of reform, create a system of support for people who had been 
dislocated economically, how we could build a better partnership with 
Russia and have the kind of future we want, with Russia being a great 
nation but a nonaggressive one. And it was very, very helpful. I mean, 
they had very keen insights, and a lot of them had just been there, so 
it was helpful.
    Then we talked about Bosnia at some length. And I urged that we stay 
with the present communique, the present policy, which gives us the 
right to ask the U.N. for permission to use air strikes if Sarajevo 
continues to be shelled. We discussed some other options and agreed that 
we would have another discussion tomorrow about it.
    So I can't say that there was any conclusion reached except that I 
do believe we'll stay with our present policy. I think the language in 
the communique will stay in, and we'll have some other discussions about 
it tomorrow morning.


    Q. Was there an agreement to ask the U.N. permission to use air 
    The President. No, because under the procedure, what would happen is 
one of the member states would have to ask the North Atlantic Council, 
our military group, to review it to say it was appropriate and then to 
go to the U.N. So I think, plainly, we know that if the language stays 
in there and if the shelling continues, there will have to be some 
action taken.
    So I think you can tell by what happens tomorrow. If we keep the 
language, which I hope and believe we will, then it's basically up to 
the behavior of those who are shelling Sarajevo, principally the Serbs. 
We'll just have to see what happens.

Aid to Russia

    Q. With regard to Russia, is there a larger economic plan 
    The President. Well, what they talked about today was--first of all, 
we have quite a large plan. We've got to dislodge some of the money that 
we've committed that was tied up in the international institutions. They 
all believe that we needed a combination of two things: We need to try 
to speed up the privatization, because in the end that was the real 
guarantor of reform--and Russia has done a phenomenal job of privatizing 
industries, thousands just in the last year--and secondly, that we 
needed some sort of social support network, an unemployment system, a 
retraining system, a system to train people to manage and operate 
businesses and banks that will enable people to deal with the 
dislocations that are coming. And that's basically what we talked about.

Note: The President spoke at approximately 11 p.m. in the Grand Place. A 
tape was not available for verification of the content of these remarks. 

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