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Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release June 2, 1995
                      STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
                             TO THE POOL
                           The Rose Garden

2:20 P.M. EDT

THE PRESIDENT: Good afternoon. I am very concerned about the loss of our F-16 over Bosnia and the fate of the American pilot. We are following that situation closely.

I have spoken today with President Chirac about the situation in Bosnia and about the meetings that Secretary Perry and General Shalikashvili will be attending. I've spoken with Secretary Perry and will meet with him and General Shali later today. We've also been in touch with the NATO commanders and with other governments.

I want to reiterate and make absolutely clear that our policy on Bosnia remains firm. For reasons that I think are obvious, I will have no further comments on this situation today.

Thank you very much.

END2:21 P.M. EDT