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Clinton Urges NATO Expansion Dole Sees `Foot Dragging’



U.S. allies Tuesday to admit a first group of former Soviet-dominated nations into NATO by 1999, promising ironclad defense against outside aggressors. Republican rival Bob Dole said Clinton was moving too slowly.

Two weeks before the election, the president raised his voice on a foreign policy issue of deep interest to Midwestern voters with family ties to Eastern Europe. The seats of Fisher Theater were filled to the top balcony by supporters cheering “four more years.”

Later, Clinton was in Florida, a traditionally Republican state where the president is ahead in the polls. Amid a brilliant sunset, he was eagerly welcomed by several thousand people at the Miami-Dade Community College.

“Will you be there on Nov. 5?” he shouted hoarsely. “I need you.”

Differences between Clinton and Dole on expanding NATO are actually relatively slight, with Dole urging that Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic be added by 1998. The president did not specify which nations should be at the head of the line for admission.

But the campaigns drew lines of disagreement.

“He’s been dragging his feet since 1993,” Dole said. “We think it’s time for the foot dragging to stop.”

Clinton said he has led the way for NATO enlargement, raising the idea at a NATO summit in 1994. The year 1999, he said, would mark NATO’s 50th anniversary and the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

“A gray zone of insecurity must not re-emerge in Europe,” Clinton said. The West must not “allow the Iron Curtain to be replaced by a veil of indifference.”

Russia is wary about any eastward expansion of the Western military alliance that it regarded as a foe during the Cold War. Some in Moscow have said they would not go ahead with ratifying the START II nuclear arms treaty if NATO expanded.

Referring to Russia, Clinton said, “No country outside of NATO will have a veto” on new members. But he said Moscow should not feel threatened.

“We are building a new NATO just as they are building a new Russia,” the president said. “By reducing rivalry and fear, by strengthening peace and cooperation, NATO will promote greater stability in Europe — and Russia will be among the beneficiaries.”

Dole said, “The cries of extreme Russian nationalists to the contrary notwithstanding, NATO’s mission is peace. The framework of peace must include assurances to the Baltic states and the Ukraine. This is particularly important given the ongoing instability in Russia.”

It is unusual for a president to make foreign policy announcements from the campaign trail, but the White House treated this as a major occasion. National Security Council briefers were flown to Detroit from Washington to offer background on Clinton’s remarks.

Not missing a chance to campaign among ethnic voters, Clinton went from his speech to the Polish Village Cafe in Hamtramck for a lunch of stuffed cabbage, potato pancakes, pirogies, kielbasa, sauerkraut, mashed potatoes and gravy. He also stopped his motorcade to shake hands on Jos. Campau street.

After decades of domination by the Soviet Union, Central European nations are eager to come under NATO’s security blanket. NATO’s doctrine obliges all allies to come to the defense of any member attacked from outside the alliance.

“Peace and security are not available on the cheap,” Clinton said. But if NATO fails to act now, he said, “we will pay a much higher price later on down the road.”

European leaders have urged that NATO’s future be kept out of American politics. German Chancellor Helmut Kohl said earlier this year that the issue should be put off until after the presidential election.

A decision to set a specific date for expanding NATO is not Clinton’s to make alone. It will be determined by a consensus of NATO leaders, although the position of America, as the only remaining military superpower, will carry the most weight.

In December, NATO will hold a meeting at the foreign minister level to launch a process of evaluating potential new members and examining timetables for expansion.

The question of expanding NATO has generated debate within U.S. national security circles. Should the commitment to put American lives at risk in defending longtime allies Britain, France and Germany be given just as readily to nations such as Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania?

NATO was created in 1949 as a deterrent to what the Western allies saw as an aggressive and potentially dangerous Soviet Union. Since the end of the Cold War and the dissolution of the Soviet Union, the alliance has struggled to redefine itself and its purpose.

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“If the government parties do not want to sit in the street, then”;




The central government has decided to reduce excise taxes on gasoline and diesel in the wake of the increased policy. On Saturday, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman tweeted about it. “We are reducing the central excise duty by Rs 8 per liter on petrol and Rs 6 per liter on diesel. This will reduce petrol by Rs 9.5 per litre, and diesel by Rs 7 per litre, Sitharaman said. After this, the leader of The Devendra opposition has attacked the Thackeray government following this decision.

Many thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the decision to reduce the central tax on petrol and diesel by Rs 8 and Rs 6 per litre, respectively! For this, the central government will bear a charge of Rs 1 lakh crore every year. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has also decided to give a subsidy of Rs 200 per cylinder to recipients of Pradhan Mantri Ujwala Yojana, thus a financial burden of Rs 6,100 crore will be incurred,” said Devendra Fadnavis.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has once again shown that the Modi government at the Center is the common man’s government in this country. The welfare of the poor is a very important issue for them and they constantly fight for it. He has given the same answer once again from these decisions. Now, I once again request the Chief Minister and the Government of Maharashtra to take the initiative to reduce the taxes on gasoline and diesel and provide more relief to the common man. Because the rates in Maharashtra are the highest. The ruling parties do not want to sit in the streets, they want to give relief to the people,” Fadnavis said.

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“This government belongs to dishonest children, they are in the sea…”, offensive statement from the BJP MLA! | …




A few days ago, the Supreme Court ordered the state government to declare local body elections in the state within 15 days. Thus, while expressing a strong feeling that the OBC reserve is gone, the Opposition has targeted the Maharashtra Government. BJP has criticized the state government for killing the OBC reserve. In this regard, BJP MLA Babanrao Lonikar’s tongue slipped as he spoke to citizens in the Mantha city of Jalna. He criticized the state government in offensive language. Reactions to his statement are now beginning to surface.

“Government Thieves, Lafange Ministers”

“If this information had been delivered to the Supreme Court by collecting Imperial data and conducting a triple test, an OBC reservation of one thousand percent would have been read. But this government and its ministers, liars, scoundrels, scoundrels should be drowned in the sea. These liars were constantly saying that Modi, the central government should give us the data,” said Babanrao Lonikar.

“Data collected during Manmohan Singh’s rule”

“Manmohan Singh was the prime minister of the country. In Delhi, Maharashtra was ruled by the Congress. The whole country was under the control of the Congress. That was when the survey was done. There were 69,000 errors in it. The Manmohan Singh government never has not released that data to any state. Congress hasn’t released that data in its 50 years of existence. But the OBC ministers in the state are making the scene. They’re giving speeches with scarves around their necks. They’re speaking in the media.” Lonikar said.

“Go to the villages and tell them…”

Speaking at the occasion, Lonikar called on those present to speak about government from town to town. “Go to the villages and tell them that this is a dishonest child. The snake is not visible in the vegetation. We have to explain to the villagers how poisonous this three-winged snake is in Maharashtra,” Lonikar said.

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Aurangabad was rocked by two murders; One Sided College Girl All Day…




The city of Aurangabad was shaken by the killings that took place in the morning and around noon. Two days ago, a man murdered his girlfriend and committed suicide in Aurangabad. While the incident was fresh, a 19-year-old girl was killed near the university on Saturday (May 21) out of one-sided love. The defendants in both cases have been acquitted. The deceased 19-year-old student and her killer were both from the same community, police said.

In another incident, Sabir Shah Qasim Shah (36) and Farhan Khan Nizam Khan (19, both Cuttackgate water tank residents) got into an argument at the Jinsi police station on Friday over a minor altercation. Farhan hit Sabir Shah in the stomach with a sharp object near him, seriously injuring him. Sabir Shah is receiving treatment at Ghati Hospital. However, the doctors pronounced him dead in the morning.

The police arrived at the scene in a case of one-sided love

One case has been recorded in this regard, said Jinsi Police Inspector V. METRO. Kendra gave. Senior officials including API Magare from Kendra visited the site. Tangde Criminal Investigation Squad Deputy Inspector Sunil Jadhav has been dispatched to Naregaon to search for the accused. A forensic team has been called to the scene. Panchnama was also performed by Sub-Inspector Harun Sheikh’s team.

Also read: Two murders at midnight in Aurangabad, murder of a woman along with a young man

Meanwhile, the defendant has a large gang that includes all minors and children up to 18 years of age. Many of them are in the business of only selling buttons at night. The police are investigating in that direction.

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