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Former US Secretary of State Madeleine Albright dies

Former US Secretary of State Madeleine AlbrightWASHINGTON, Mar 23 bombed Yugoslavia and began to expand NATO, passed away at age 84, her family said. “It is with a broken heart that we report that Dr. Madeleine K. Albright, 64th Secretary of State and first woman in office, passed away earlier today.” in the message. The cause of death was cancer. Albright was US Secretary of State from 1997-2001 under President Bill Clinton. The official biography on the website of the American Foreign Ministry credits her with “successful lobbying for military intervention under the auspices of NATO,” which in 1999 resulted in the bombing of Yugoslavia with numerous civilian casualties. Albright died on the eve of the 23rd anniversary of the start of the operation. Under Albright, NATO began to expand eastward: in 1999, Hungary, Poland and the Czech Republic became part of the North Atlantic Alliance. Her statement that the death of half a million Iraqi children as a result of Western sanctions is an “adequate price” for weakening Saddam Hussein's regime. Albright later apologized for these words. Albright was born in Prague to a Jewish family and emigrated with her parents to escape the Nazi invasion. Prior to her appointment as Secretary of State, she was the US Permanent Representative to the UN.


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