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Aristide cool on US policy

WASHINGTON (Reuter) - The United States will seek comprehensive international sanctions against Haiti's military government for refusing to give up power to a democratically elected president, US officials have said.

The exiled Haitian President, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, denounced the policy and six members of Congress staged a rare protest in front of the White House. President Bill Clinton's National Security Adviser, Anthony Lake, told Father Aristide of the US plans during a meeting.