Tricky Dick Holbrooke's day in Dili

João Paulo Monteiro jpmonteiro at SPAMmail.telepac.pt
Tue Nov 23 14:15:29 MST 1999



US ambassador to the U.N. has arrived in East-Timor yesterday and has
brokered a deal between the australian-led INTERFET and the indonesian
army on repatriation of refugees and border controls. The east-timorese
were marginalized once again. There is talk that maybe NOW, the accord
will be handed to the FALINTIL for signature, probably by Xanana
himself. A step back for east-timorese independence. But one that could
permit a little more freedom of movement for the FALINTIL nonetheless.

Tricky Dick said he has been "profoundly emotioned with what happened in
East-Timor".

The australians are still due to leave in January.


João Paulo Monteiro












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