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08 October, 1998
The fact that NATO foreign ministers are not, as originally planned, meeting today to discuss the Kosovo crisis, while a permanent representatives' meeting has been called on Saturday in Brussels, does not necessarily make the adoption of a decision for military intervention any more distant, Greek foreign ministry sources said yesterday.
Sources described the situation as particularly "fluid," as countries previously insisting on the issuing of a UN Security Council resolution before any action is taken , were now "slightly shifting" their position, possibly considering "intermediate" solutions.
Foreign Minister Theodoros Pangalos yesterday canceled his planned attendance at a conference in Rethymno, Crete, and met with US ambassador Nicholas Burns.
No statements were made after the meeting, which the sources said, focused on Kosovo and mediation efforts by US presidential envoy Richard Holbrooke, who met with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and ethnic Albanian leader Ibrahim Rugova.
Source: Athens News Agency