Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Biden, in Bosnia, Criticizes U.N. Official

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Biden, in Bosnia, Criticizes U.N. Official

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Sen. Joseph R. Biden, D-Del., criticized the top U.N. official in the former Yugoslavia on Sunday as an impediment to peace.

Biden is a hawk on armed intervention against the Bosnian Serbs. His attack on Yasushi Akashi, the special U.N. envoy, was made during a visit to the Bosnian capital by Biden and Republican Sens. Bob Dole of Kansas and John W. Warner of Virginia.

Biden and Dole, the Senate minority leader, are strong supporters of exempting the Muslim-led Bosnian government from a U.N. arms embargo and of more forceful NATO intervention against the Bosnian Serbs. Warner, a member of the Armed Services Committee, opposes lifting the embargo, saying that would lead to more fighting.

Bosnian Serbs were to have pulled back from Gorazde, a Muslim enclave, six weeks ago under a North Atlantic Treaty Organization ultimatum and the threat of air attacks. But Akashi said Sunday that he would make "one last assessment" of whether the Bosnian Serbs had pulled out of the exclusion zone around Gorazde.

Any airstrikes would have to be authorized by Akashi. His refusal to do so, despite requests from U. …

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