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United Nations

13 January 1999

European Stars and Stripes, Pg. 6

TIRANA, Albania — Threats have failed, and so have cash payments. Now the United Nations plans to offer telephones and better roads to encourage some of Albania's 3 million people to turn in their more than half a million illegal weapons. U.N. officials themselves are uncertain whether aid programs will provide the key to eliminating illegal weapons in a country which a recent U.N. report described as the "Land of the Kalashnikov." But U.N. officials here feel they... (

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