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Tuesday, October 13, 1998 Published at 17:37 GMT 18:37 UK


World: Europe

Reaction to the deal

Refugees: Uncertain what the deal will mean for them

A round-up of reaction to the deal reached in Belgrade on the Kosovo crisis:

KLA Spokesman Bardyhl Mahmuti

Paul Wood in Belgrade: "The quest for independence goes on"
"We insist on full independence. We cannot live with Serbia.

"Any accord with Milosevic cannot be trusted unless Milosevic accepts the demands of the UN Security Council and withdraws Serb forces from Kosovo."

Refugee Atifete Celaj, 23
"Milosevic is saying that I am going to be secure, but we don't believe him any more."

Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic
Kosovo Section
"The agreements that we reached avert the danger of a military intervention against our country.

"As regards a political solution, this will be geared towards the affirmation of the ethnic equality of all citizens and all ethnic groups in Kosovo."

UK Foreign Secretary Robin Cook
"The only way to ensure Milosevic keeps his promises is to keep the credible threat of force hanging over him.


Robin Cook: "Must keep our guard up"
"Milosevic has at long last started listening to the only language he understands - the credible threat of force.

"We welcome the progress which has been made but there is a lot to be done yet."

US President Bill Clinton
"We will not rely on what President Milosevic says but on what he does for the whole world to see.

"The international community prefers compliance to conflict but in voting to give our military commanders the authority to carry out air strikes against Serbia Nato sent a clear message to President Milosevic. Nato is ready to act."

US National Security Advisor Sandy Berger:
"We will be able to determine for ourselves whether he is living up to the obligations of the Security Council resolution.

"The threat remains on the table. It depends now on Slobodan Milosevic to determine whether he will comply with the commitments that he made."

Russian Presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Yakushkin
"Russia's aim remains the same - the political solution of the problem, and there is now more optimism about the possibility of success."




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