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Before accepting the post of Deputy Secretary-General of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Richard Boucher was the Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs. In 2005 he earned the honor of being the Department of State's longest-term spokesman, serving in that capacity since 1993. Before Boucher joined the Foreign Service, he served i…

Date of Birth: November 30, 1950


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"Some areas that spring to mind are agriculture, democracy building, disaster relief, education, and science and technology." Richard Boucher
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"The latest information on Russian operations in Chechnya indicates a continuation of human rights violations and the use of overwhelming force against civilian targets." Richard Boucher
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"first step towards the end to violence and terror. It needs to be followed by other steps to dismantle the capabilities. But we certainly believe that that could be a useful step to see in the coming days." Richard Boucher
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"The issue now is not whether the United States provides a piece of paper," Richard Boucher
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"no news or anything newsworthy." Richard Boucher
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"I think they're different. Let's leave it at that." Richard Boucher
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"Reconstruction work is not possible while the fighting is going on or while the insurgents have been in charge of the town. But once it's back in government hands, we'll be able to get on with these projects very quickly." Richard Boucher
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"Its charter says that they should explain U.S. government policy and present responsible discussion about it. We don't consider Mullah Omar to be responsible discussion." Richard Boucher
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"We all know that these various individuals involved in this armed violence, many of them have a very unsavory history, to say the least. We do not believe that those people are welcome in the political process." Richard Boucher
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"We have many partners in the war on terror with whom we continue to talk in a straightforward and quite forceful manner about democracy, and taking steps toward democracy," Richard Boucher
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"The determination is there, the effort has not slackened in any way, ... We wouldn't be here if we didn't think there was some potential." Richard Boucher
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"Our belief is in democracy. The Hong Kong people and the Hong Kong government need to start addressing this issue." Richard Boucher
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"We still would be interested in what Iran would be prepared to do." Richard Boucher
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"Clearly, the continuation of the fighting creates concerns and complicates that. So alongside the movement toward deployment has been an effort to try to get the parties to abide by the cease-fire." Richard Boucher
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"Any Iraqi orders for more atropine than needed to meet normal humanitarian requirements would be of concern since that could indicate preparations to use chemical weapons by preparing to protect their own forces from the consequences of such use," Richard Boucher
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"The minister expressed appreciation for the offer, and our embassy in Uzbekistan will be following up in more detail with them," Richard Boucher
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"all very, very aware of the seriousness of the issues that face them -- of the toughness of the issues, of the fact that these do involve the vital interests of both sides." Richard Boucher
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"will help ensure that we have a more open and credible result this time." Richard Boucher
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"These events are undermining constitutional order and democratic values and have led to a tragic loss of life, ... We repeat our call to Bolivians to reject confrontation that could lead to more violence." Richard Boucher
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"It's long been our position that cooperation between members of the Colombian armed forces and the paramilitary groups is unacceptable, and we welcome this decision by the courts," Richard Boucher
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"We will not rest until all of the terrorist criminals responsible for the attack against the USS Cole are located and brought to justice." Richard Boucher
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