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Former Yugoslavia: Clinton Appoints War Crimes Envoy

Washington, 22 May 1997 (RFE/RL) - The State Department says President Bill Clinton has appointed a special envoy to work exclusively on war crimes issues in former Yugoslavia.

Spokesman Nicholas Burns told reporters that Clinton chose David Scheffer to be an ambassador-at-large. Scheffer was an aide specializing in war crimes issues to Secretary of State Madeleine Albright when she was U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

Albright is scheduled to make a visit to Bosnia next weekend for talks with Bosnian President Alija Izetbegovic.