NID: RWANDA: FRANCE TALKING OF INTERVENTION

Created: 6/16/1994

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Rwanda:

France Talking of Intervention

Foreign Minister Juppe claimed publicly yesterday that France and its European and African allies are prepared to intervene militarily in Rwanda if the new cease-fire is not respected and ibe massacres continue. Meanwhile, fighting reportedly broke out near Kigali this morning, accordingress reports.

Peris probably would prefer to rally supportuick deployment to the region of VS forces and is likely to try unilateral or ad hoc military intervention only if no UN operations materialize or targe-scale massacres continue.

Tht Rwandan Patriotic Front Insurgents would vehemently oppose any French involvement because Paris has been so identified with the Hutu-dominated government.

The Europeans would be hardprttted to dtploy andilitary contingent targe enough to contain tht fighting quickly.

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