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Great Seal Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright
Press Remarks
Washington, D.C., November 12, 1997
As released by the Office of the Spokesman
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SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: (In progress) - Yes, we offer our deepest condolences to the families of those that were shot. We are looking into what the circumstances were. We're working with the Pakistani Government, and we will leave no stone unturned.
QUESTION: Will you go to Pakistan?
SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: That's my plan, yes.
QUESTION: Madame Secretary, a couple of hours ago, the Iraqi Foreign Minister said that if the Security Council votes yes, Iraq would expel the American inspectors attached to UNSCOM. Do you have a reaction to that?
SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: Let me say that as I understand it, the Security Council is debating, or is in the process of voting a strong resolution that yet again makes clear the unity of the Security Council in its determination to make Saddam Hussein live up to his obligations.
Frankly, what Saddam Hussein tried to do was to drive a wedge through the coalition and the unity in the Security Council; but instead, he ran into a brick wall.
QUESTION: As far as Pakistan goes, do you think the Kansi trial and the Pakistani attack were related?
SECRETARY ALBRIGHT: I'm not going to speculate on that. Thank you.
QUESTION: Thank you.

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