Thursday, April 8, 1999 Published at 21:30 GMT 22:30 UK
War crimes call grows
January 1999: Serbian units on the march near Pristina
Calls are growing for Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to be investigated for war crimes.
He said the issue should be looked at by a war crimes tribunal.
"It's a legal decision but one that I think should be looked into," Mr Clinton said.
"What we know is that by a deliberate policy, he has caused hundreds of thousands of people to be refugees. We know that thousands of innocent people have been killed.
"The human suffering and loss here is staggering and a repeat of what we saw in Bosnia."
UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Mr Milosevic should be under no illusions that he would be held responsible for crimes he had committed.
And the Saudi news agency, SPA, reported that The General Secretariat of the World Islamic League has also called for President Milosevic to be tried in an international war crimes court.
'World is watching'
The US State Department said it had identified military commanders it believed to be responsible for war crimes based on evidence from intelligence sources and reports from ethnic Albanians escaping Kosovo.
"We're not saying that these individuals are, to our knowledge, directly responsible for war crimes," said Mr Rubin.
"We believe that the police forces and the military forces are conducting war crimes and crimes against humanity, that these are the names - to the best of our knowledge - of the commanders of those units."
Mr Rubin identified the following commanders:
Mr Rubin said any responsibility by President Milosevic would be "a matter for the tribunal, pursuing its evidence wherever it leads."
"We're continuing to monitor events in Kosovo, including changes in command of the Yugoslav military... and will provide this and further information, including additional names, as we can to the prosecutor of the tribunal," he added.
Balkan affairs analyst Dr Kate Hudson told BBC News 24: "If Nato wants to retain the option of negotiating a peace settlement they will have to negotiate with Milosevic and if he is an indicted war criminal it would not be such an easy step to take."
Plea for help
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) has asked for more help for its investigations in Kosovo.
Deputy prosecutor Graham Blewitt, said: "We are being tantalised with evidence (from Nato and the allied forces) and then having to go search for it.... We certainly haven't received what we expected."
Mr Blewitt indicated that the ICTY's own investigation teams would be reinforced with other investigators towards the end of the week.
On 26 March ICTY Chief Prosecutor Louise Arbour said she was "gravely concerned" about the situation in Kosovo, where "serious violations of humanitarian law continue to be committed".