US pull-out could unravel UN plan
Thursday 14 October 1993
Kofi Annan, the under-secretary for peace-keeping, said here yesterday: 'If the US were to withdraw it would have a negative impact on our operation. It's the core of it. It will weaken the force or unravel it altogether.' President Bill Clinton has promised that all US troops will leave by 31 March.
Following the deaths of 16 Americans and the capture of a helicopter pilot on 3 October, Mr Clinton forced a change in UN policy in Somalia away from the pursuit of General Mohamed Farah Aideed, leader of the Somali National Alliance, towards a political solution.
Mr Annan explained away the change of policy, saying he was in Mogadishu to discuss a new approach to implementing the UN resolution which mandates the UN to capture General Aideed. He said the policy so far had resulted in an 'unsustainable and unacceptable level of bloodshed'.
- 1 Eurovision 2015: Graham Norton returns with another cutting commentary - his best lines
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Eurovision 2015 winner: Sweden beats Russia and Italy to take title from Conchita Wurst
- 4 Mother 'will allow son's circumcision in return for release from prison'
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...