Zinn: A Diplomatic Solution

Carl Remick cremick at rlmnet.com
Thu Apr 29 06:21:29 PDT 1999

> And the
> most likely way this diplomatic solution can come about is through the
> intercession of Russia, which should exercise its influence over the
> Serbs.

There appears to be some good news here. The following are excerpts from an article in today's NY Times by Jane Perlez:

"With mounting eagerness, the administration appears to be focusing on a diplomatic strategy and using Russia, whose opinion it spurned at the outset of the conflict, to help find an exit out of an increasingly difficult situation. After a telephone call from President Boris Yeltsin to Clinton on Sunday, Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott made a one-day visit to Moscow to explore the potential of Russian mediation.

"The potential use of Russia as a mediator turned into an option, administration and European officials said, as the military outlook of the Kosovo conflict became less certain.

"'The administration is throwing a "Hail Mary" to the Russians,' said an adviser to the White House."

Carl Remick

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