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 Richard Armitage - “I am cautiously optimistic that the process begun by the act of statesmanship by the prime minister of India could possibly lead to a step-by-step process that would eventually resolve all issues,”
 Richard Armitage - “We have to seize the moment, ... probe the minds of the Pakistanis and Indians to see if there is not a way to lower the temperature.”
 Richard Armitage - “didn't get what information that did exist out to the public.”
 Richard Armitage - “Obviously this was suspected by American authorities for some time and I think it is what it is,”
 Richard Armitage - “I just don't think we had the imagination required to consider a tragedy of this magnitude.”
 Richard Armitage - “We have received a variety of messages from North Korea in recent months and it seems to me that the general thrust is that they would welcome a visit by assistant secretary (James) Kelly,”
 Richard Armitage - “They'll be looking for ways that Chairman Arafat can use the bully pulpit of his leadership, as required and called upon by our president, to bring clearly home to his people that violence is not effective,”
 Richard Armitage - “I certainly hope they'll be able to flesh out the words that Chairman Arafat said Saturday about the reduction in violence.”
 Richard Armitage - “From our point of view, the fact of the matter is that all violence has got to end.”
 Richard Armitage - “Now, whether it is the mobile labs or weapons disguised as industry, we are finding ... that the capabilities were even more dispersed and disguised than we had thought,”
 Richard Armitage - “We believe that's the best opportunity we have to get Saddam Hussein to disarm.”
 Richard Armitage - “The war we are fighting today against terrorism is a multifaceted fight. We have to use every tool in our toolkit to wage this war - diplomacy, finance, intelligence, law enforcement, and of course, military power - and we are developing new tools as we go along.”
 Richard Armitage - “U.S. assistance provides the Jordanian government needed flexibility to pursue policies that are of critical importance to U.S. national security and to foreign policy objectives in the Middle East.”
 Richard Armitage - “very convinced we have a very solid plan to catch these people killing us and killing Iraqis.”
 Richard Armitage - “The terrible bombing here in Riyadh today showed the wisdom of that decision.”
 Richard Armitage - “the type of thing that gives us the enthusiasm that Iraqis are making a decision that they are going to have a future and they are going to be involved in all of the meaningful activities of the world.”
 Richard Armitage - “This is not Afghanistan... When we approach the question of Iraq, we realize here is a country which has a resource. And it's obvious, it's oil. And it can bring in and does bring in a certain amount of revenue each year... 10, 15, even 18 billion... this is not a broke country.”
 Richard Armitage - “When President Bush expressed his deep disgust and regret, it wasn't just his personal reaction as a man of principle, it was also his reaction as the head of state of a country that holds itself to a higher standard both at home and in our conduct in the world.”
 Richard Armitage - “President Bush has made no such determination as yet. We and hopefully the international community will keep the pressure on,”
 Richard Armitage - “I think I made it clear that President Bush has patience. He would much prefer to have Iraq disarm herself ... But, as the president said, if Iraq won't disarm, then eventually Iraq will be disarmed,”
 Richard Armitage - “It's quite clear that there will be some actions on the part of India responding to the messages I brought”
 Richard Armitage - “Jordan has made clear its choice for peace and normalization with Israel,”
 Richard Armitage - “absolutely delighted with the state of our relations with the People's Republic of China.”
 Richard Armitage - “Secretary Powell will certainly raise human rights, religious freedom and the whole panoply of issues we have with China,”
 Richard Armitage - “The fact of the matter is people are dying. And whenever people die, when women and children and innocent noncombatants die for political purposes, one has to call that terrorism,”

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