THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Moscow, Russia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 3, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
Rwanda Tribunal Verdict
The United States welcomes the landmark decision of the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda in the trial of Jean-Paul Akayesu for the crime of genocide. We hope for further quick and transparent progress in the cases before the ICTR and Rwanda's domestic genocide courts. Reconciliation, security, and regional development will take hold in the Great Lakes region only when the cycle of violence has been broken and accountability established.
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