FOREIGN POLICY – BALKANS – 11 February 1999

Dr Julian Lewis: Will the Secretary of State accept my warmest congratulations on his statement [about possible military deployments in Kosovo]? I endorse every word he said. He referred to the pictures in today's papers showing the funerals of the victims of the massacre. Does he agree that it is ironic that accounts of the massacres 57 years ago in western Russia and eastern Poland – of hundreds of thousands of innocent civilians, because of their religion – have also appeared today? Does he also agree that the action that he and the Government are taking sends a signal to the world community that we will never again tolerate such dreadful atrocities in Europe?