Madeleine Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová

Madeleine
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
1037

Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations

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While not everything is the United States's fault, our lack of attention to many of issues in the Middle East ? except for Iraq ? has not helped the Lebanon-Israel situation.

We want to avoid anything that looks like there is a partition.

We're not into endless extensions.

While the summit was hopeful, not all the issues have been resolved.

To work actively to end the violence and maintain calm.

We are clearly in the end stretch here. We are giving it the full-court press, and I hope very much that we are able to succeed. But the leaders themselves make the hard decisions -- we cannot do that for them.

We cannot restore life nor rewrite history... But we can make the ledger slightly less out of balance by devoting our time, energy and resources to the search for answers, the return of property and the payment of just claims.

We have not reached a full agreement.

Today the peace process is in danger -- not because of the people of the region and not because they do not desire peace, but because leaders have failed to take the actions required to realize the possibilities of peace.

We are going to try to defuse this.

We condemn this act of terror and call on the Palestinian Authority to do everything it can to prevent such acts and resume security cooperation.

We have to see what we can do to lessen the pain.

This is an issue that needs to be done as rapidly as possible.

Today, I am announcing a step that will enable Americans to purchase and import carpets and food products such as dried fruits, nuts and caviar from Iran.

We are hopeful that this agreement will be concluded.

We determined some time ago that it was not a good idea to link human rights and trade, and that we actually make better progress with both when they are not linked.

We have to understand where we have strategic relationships that require us to take a different approach. I guess the easiest way to describe it is: different strokes for different folks,

This is no time for U.N. bashing.

Too often, the innocent-whether women, children, or men--are forced to play the role of victim, a part they do not choose, but in the absence of power, cannot escape.

We are not going to negotiate with him.

We do have a credible force in the region and are prepared to use it in an appropriate way at a time of our choosing,

This is not directed at any particular region or country.

Unfortunately for the Iraqi people, instead of meeting these requirements, for six years, Saddam Hussein has lied, delayed, obstructed and tried to deceive.

We are obviously concerned about what is happening there and are urging all parties to exercise restraint.

We got what we came for.

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First Name
Madeleine
Last Name
Albright, fully Madeleine Korbelová Albright, born Marie Jana Korbelová
Birth Date
1037
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Czech-born American Politician, U.S. Secretary of State, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Professor of International Relations at Georgetown University's Walsh School of Foreign Service, Awarded Presidential Medal of Freedom, Director on the Board of the Council on Foreign Relations