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Clinton Will Ask Summit to Adopt 40 Anti-terrorism Measures

Lyon, France, June 27 (RFE/RL) -- U.S. President Bill Clinton says he will present a package of 40 anti-terrorism initiatives to the G-7 summit opening tonight in Lyon, France. Clinton spoke in the tiny French village of Perouges outside Lyon today, a place that was liberated from the Nazis at the end of World War II by a joint force of American troops and French resistance fighters. In a speech in the town square, Clinton said he would ask the leaders of France, Germany, Great Britain, Japan, Italy, Canada and Russia to formally accept the package of specific measures, aimed at facing head-on the threat of terrorism world wide. Clinton has said the bombing in Saudi Arabia pushed terrorism to the top of the summit agenda. National Security Advisor Anthony Lake says the package has been under development for some time. Lake says the measures fall into four specific areas -- attacking financial and property assets of terrorists; making it harder for criminals to hide from country-to-country; protecting national borders against the movement of criminals; and better detecting and dealing with high tech crimes with computers.