January 18, 1995 in Nation/World

U.N. Peacekeepers To Take Over In Haiti

Compiled From Wire Services

The U.S. military is planning to hand over operations in Haiti to United Nations peacekeepers in March, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

The U.N. force will take over “probably in the last two weeks of March, by March 31. That’s the current planning,” spokesman Ken Bacon said.

“I’d say this is another important step that we’re taking along the way to bringing stability to Haiti,” he said.

The U.N. Security Council is expected to begin working on a resolution today outlining the responsibilities of the new peacekeeping force, the spokesman said.

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