1998 US Executive Branch Documents
- TEXT: TALBOTT REMARKS AT U.S.-BALTIC PARTNERSHIP COMMISSION 09 July 1998 -- ""If Russia can come to see the Baltic States not as a pathway inward for
invading armies, or as a buffer against imaginary enemies, but as a gateway outward, to the new Europe of which it seeks to be an increasingly active part, then everyone will benefit."
- TRANSCRIPT: TALBOTT Q&A WITH PRESS AT BALTIC CONFERENCE
09 July 1998 -- Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott said each of the Baltic states
"has the right to make its own decisions about how it's going to defend itself, including the right of associating itself with international treaties and alliances. I can only say that I think it is counterproductive for any of the other countries in this region, large or small, to question that right and to engage in rhetoric or otherwise, in pressure tactics or intimidation."
- ALBRIGHT REMARKS AT NATO-RUSSIA PJC MEETING USIA 28 May June 1998 -- Secretary of State Madeleine Albright congratulated the NATO-Russia Permanent Joint Council (PJC) on the occasion of its one-year anniversary.
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON RATIFICATION OF NATO ENLARGEMENT The White House Briefing Room May 21, 1998
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON RATIFICATION OF NATO ENLARGEMENT May 21, 1998
- TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES The White House Briefing Room May 21, 1998 -- Certifications in accordance with the resolution of advice and consent to the ratification of the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the
Accession of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic
- TO THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
The White House Briefing Room - May 21, 1998
- TO THE CONGRESS OF THE UNITED STATES The White House Briefing Room May 21, 1998 -- Certifications in accordance with the resolution of advice and consent to the ratification of the Protocols to the North Atlantic Treaty of 1949 on the
Accession of Poland, Hungary, and the Czech Republic
- FACT SHEET NATO ENLARGEMENT The White House Briefing Room May 21, 1998
- AMB. VERSHBOW AT WESTERN EUROPEAN UNION COLLOQUY ON ESDI 05 May 1998 - USIA -- Ambassador Alexander Vershbow, U.S. permanent representative
on the North Atlantic Council (NAC), spoke at the Western European Union Colloquy on the European Security and Defense Identity (ESDI).
- SECSTATE ALBRIGHT ON SENATE APPROVAL OF NATO ENLARGEMENT
01 May 1998 --- Secretary of State Albright says she is "deeply gratified" to learn that the US Senate has given its advice and consent to the admission of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to NATO.
- CLINTON STATEMENT ON SENATE APPROVAL OF NATO ENLARGEMENT 30 April 1998 -- President Clinton says he is "delighted" by the Senate vote approving the admission of Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic into NATO.
- [EXCERPTS] TRANSCRIPT: PRESIDENT CLINTON'S PRESS CONFERENCE, APRIL 30, 1998 - The President said that by admitting Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic to the Atlantic Alliance, "we come even closer than ever to realizing a dream of a generation: a Europe that is united, democratic and secure for the first time since the rise of nation-states on the European continent."
- Stop Worrying About Russia By MADELEINE K. ALBRIGHT
The New York Times April 29, 1998 "If we want Russia to complete its transformation into a modern European power, the last thing we should do is to act as if Central Europe is
still a Russian sphere of influence."
- [EXCERPTS] TRANSCRIPT: WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING 28 April 1998 - Q: What do you say to those critics of NATO expansion who argue that the only reason the President and those members of Congress who support NATO expansion are involved in this is for domestic political reasons, at the expense of real serious national security concerns?
- [EXCERPTS] WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING 27 April 1998 --
Senator Helms said that the ratification resolution will contain a condition that the administration has accepted that Russia will have neither a voice, nor a veto in NATO affairs, and that the joint Russia-NATO council will not have a consultative role with Moscow, but will merely inform the Russians of decisions taken by NATO.
- AMBASSADOR ALEXANDER VERSHBOW Q&A WITH CZECH PRESS ON NATO (April 17) -- U.S. Ambassador to NATO Alexander Vershbow says that while there is little doubt the U.S. Senate will ratify NATO enlargement, concerns raised during the debate show how important it is for the three new members "to maintain the momentum of their defense
modernization and defense restructuring so that we can dispel the concerns that expansion is somehow going to lead to the weakening of the Alliance."
- TEXT: WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT ON 1999 NATO SUMMIT IN WASHINGTON Washington - APRIL 16, 1998 - President Clinton has announced that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization has accepted his invitation to host the Fiftieth Anniversary summit meeting in Washington on April 24-25, 1999.
- TEXT: AMB. VERSHBOW REMARKS IN BUDAPEST ON NATO
07 April 1998 -- "What we are doing is nothing less than to defy history:
to overcome the historic tendency toward instability, nationalism and regional conflict that has plagued this part of the world for generations," U.S. Ambassador to NATO Alexander Vershbow told an audience of Hungarian government officials and business leaders at the
Foreign Ministry April 7. "Hungary's prospective membership in NATO is one of the most important aspects of this effort to defy history," Vershbow said.
- 'THE CASE FOR NATO EXPANSION' BY U.S. AMB. TO NATO VERSHBOW
(Letter to the Editor in The Washington Post April 7) Critics charge that NATO enlargement will poison relations with Russia. This might be true if NATO were seeking to isolate Russia, but the opposite is the case.
- [EXCERPT] TRANSCRIPT: WHITE HOUSE DAILY BRIEFING , MARCH 19, 1998 "... given the historic significance of expanding this treaty alliance, which is arguably the most important treaty alliance in the history of the human race ... the President wants to address it prior to his departure."
- CLINTON REITERATES THE IMPORTANCE OF NATO ENLARGEMENT
20 March 1998 (NATO's first new members should not be its last)
- REMARKS BY THE PRESIDENT ON THE NATIONAL INTEREST FOR ENLARGING NATO March 20, 1998
- TEXT: CLINTON WELCOMES SFRC'S STRONG SUPPORT OF NATO ENLARGEMENT USIA 04 March 1998 (Looks forward to vote by the full Senate in weeks ahead)
- TEXT: U.S. WELCOMES SENATE VOTE IN FAVOR OF NATO ENLARGEMENT USIA 03 March 1998 (SFRC votes 16-2 for Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic)
- TEXT: U.S. AMBASSADOR LYNDON OLSON ON U.S. POLICY IN BALTIC REGION USIA 26 February 1998
- Report to the Congress On the Military Requirements and Costs
of NATO Enlargement 23 February 1998
- TRANSCRIPTS: GENERAL WESLEY CLARK WITH PRESS IN PRAGUE USIA 20 February 1998
- FACT SHEET: STATE DEPT. ON NATO ENLARGEMENT USIA 11 February 1998
- TRANSCRIPT: CLINTON REMARKS AT NATO ENLARGEMENT CEREMONY USIA 11 February 1998
- TEXT: CLINTON TRANSMITTAL TO SENATE OF PROTOCOLS TO NATO TREATY USIA 11 February 1998
- TEXT: THE STATE DEPARTMENT ON THE ENLARGEMENT OF NATO USIA 11 February 1998
- TEXT: ALBRIGHT ADDRESS TO NEW ATLANTIC INITIATIVE CONFERENCE USIA 09 February 1998
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