FM Sharon Statement on Kosovo

(Communicated by Foreign Minister’s Spokesman)
2 April 1999

Foreign Minister Ariel Sharon, today (Friday), 2.4.99, clarified his position that the terrible human tragedy taking place in Yugoslavia, and particularly in Kosovo, must be drawn to an immediate close.

Sharon added that he takes a harsh view of all acts of murder, injury or deportation directed against innocent civilians. "As steadfast friends of the United States, we expect that the United States and the NATO forces will do everything possible in order to end the suffering of the innocent, and to bring about the resumption of negotiations between the parties."

The Foreign Minister added that, as in the past, Israel is rendering assistance to the casualties. "This is our moral responsibility as Jews, and the consistent policy of the State of Israel."