|Subject: AFP: Annan deplores ETimor attack, holds
Indonesian authorities accountable
Date: Fri, 02 Jul 1999 09:08:04 +0000
From: "John M. Miller" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Received from Joyo Indonesian News:
Annan deplores ETimor attack, holds Indonesian authorities accountable
UNITED NATIONS, June 29 (AFP) - UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan on Tuesday deplored an attack by Indonesian militia on a UN outpost in East Timor that wounded several people, and said Jakarta would be held accountable. Annan's spokesman Fred Eckhard said at a news briefing here that the UN chief "deplores in the strongest terms today's attack" by about 100 pro-Indonesian militia in Maliana township.
Eckhard said the secretary-general "holds the Indonesian government accountable for allowing such an attack to occur," adding that any attack against UN personnel and property was "unacceptable."
The UN mission in East Timor, which has lodged an official protest, is supervising plans for a referendum in August on whether the former Portuguese colony should remain part of Indonesia or become independent.