ACCESSION NUMBER:263306 FILE ID:POL705 DATE:01/17/93 TITLE:CLINTON BACKS BUSH DECISION TO HIT IRAQI PLANT (01/17/93) TEXT:*93011705.POL CLINTON BACKS BUSH DECISION TO HIT IRAQI PLANT (Text: President-elect's statement) (160) Washington -- President-elect Clinton says that President Bush's decision to order a missile attack on an Iraqi nuclear facility in response to Saddam Hussein's continuing refusal to respect U.N. Security Council resolutions is "an appropriate and forceful response." He said that the outgoing and incoming administrations agree that Iraq must abide by the resolutions. Clinton made the statement shortly after arriving in Washington for events that will culminate in his assuming the presidency January 20. Following is the text of the president-elect's statement. (begin text) Saddam Hussein's continuing provocation has been met by appropriate and forceful response. I fully support President Bush's actions. Saddam Hussein should be very clear in understanding that the current and the next administration are in complete agreement on the necessity of his fully complying with all relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions. 1 (end text) NNNN .