War In the Balkans: Quotes

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"What we are going to be looking for is implementation, implementation, and implementation"

James Rubin, State Department spokesman

"We have got to be cautious because everything has to be tied down"

Tony Blair, speaking at the EU summit in Cologne

"The main thing we have succeeded in doing at this stage is to bring the situation into the legal field of the United Nations"

Viktor Chernomyrdin, Russia's envoy to the Balkans

"I'll be pleased to have peace. But without knowing... the reaction from President Milosevic, it would be premature to jump up for joy"

Kofi Annan, UN secretary-general

"We, the military, are not happy about many provisions that have been reached during these talks"

Leonid Ivashov, travelling with the Russian envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin

"You can't trust Milosevic at all. He's never kept to his agreements. I do not think we should keep talking about him. He should go"

Milan Panic, former Yugoslav PM

"We will certainly not remain in the government to see a possible arrival of Nato on our territory"

Vojislav Seselj, Serbian Deputy Prime Minister

"It is doubtful that it [the Serbian parliament] would have voted the way it did had it not been told to do so by Milosevic"

Robin Cook, Foreign Secretary