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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary


For Immediate Release May 2, 1999

STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT

I am pleased that our three American servicemen who have been held as prisoners by Serbian authorities have today been released, and that they are now safely out of Serbia. I am grateful to Reverend Jackson and his delegation for helping to secure their freedom. All of America is anticipating their safe return.

As we welcome our soldiers home, our thoughts also turn to the over 1 million Kosovar who are unable to go home because of the policies of the regime in Belgrade. Today we reaffirm our resolve to persevere until they, too, can return with security and self-government.

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