U.S. Policy in the Eastern Mediterranean: Managing the Greece, Turkey, Cyprus Triangle : Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Europe of the Committee on International Relations, House of Representatives, One Hundred Seventh Congress, First Session, June 13, 2001, Volume 4

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Página 16 - They are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law.
Página 16 - The Parties undertake, as set forth in the Charter of the United Nations, to settle any international disputes in which they may be involved by peaceful means in such a manner that international peace and security, and justice, are not endangered, and to refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of, force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.
Página 16 - The Parties to this Treaty reaffirm their faith in the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations and their desire to live in peace with all peoples and all governments. They are determined to safeguard the freedom, common heritage and civilization of their peoples, founded on the principles of democracy, individual liberty and the rule of law. They seek to promote stability...
Página 9 - There can be no peace without law. And there can be no law if we were to invoke one code of international conduct for those who oppose us and another for our friends.
Página 9 - I'm hopeful that this fighting will not go on for long and that casualties will be held to an absolute minimum. This is an historic moment. We have in this past year made great progress in ending the long era of conflict and Cold War. We have before us the opportunity to forge for ourselves and for future generations a new world order, a world where the rule of law, not the law of the jungle, governs the conduct of nations.
Página 16 - ... post-Cold War, post-Persian Gulf era. The war proved that what is necessary for the protection of oil resources in the Persian Gulf is: (1) the cooperation of the Gulf states with the US by authorizing US air and land bases in those countries, not in Turkey; (2) the use of the naval base at Suda Bay, Crete; (3) the use of the British bases in Cyprus; and (4) the use of the US naval base and facilities in Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean. David C. Morrison, in a comprehensive article, discussed...
Página 9 - ... strength and resolve made victory quick, decisive and just. And soon we will open wide our arms to welcome back home to America our magnificent fighting forces. No one country can claim this victory as its own. It was not only a victory for Kuwait, but a victory for all the coalition partners. This is a victory for the United Nations, for all mankind, for the rule of law, and for what is right.
Página 15 - US power in the Eastern Mediterranean and Persian Gulf The NATO naval base in Suda Bay. Crete, is the key base for the projection of United States power in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Persian Gulf through the Sixth Fleet and is far more important to US strategic interests than all the listening posts and bases in Turkey President Bush recognized the importance of Suda Bay by his historic visit to the Suda Bay base in July.
Página 15 - Sept. 9, 1990.) Turkey's proponents also assert that Turkish troops "tied down" 100,000 Iraqi forces Again, the reality is otherwise. The Iraqi troops were stationed along the Syrian and Turkish borders in Northern Iraq before the invasion of Kuwait and Iraq had no plans to move them south. Those troops had to be kept there in order to control the Kurds and check the Syrians. While Turkey delayed support for the US initiated freeze on commercial dealings with Iraq and negotiated for compensation,...

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