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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Foundation For Foreign Policy Laid

CHICAGO -- Here are the main points from the foreign policy portion of President Bill Clinton's address to the Democratic convention.


?The Middle East peace process "must embrace more of Israel's neighbors."


?Peace for Northern Ireland.


?Cuba "must finally join the community of democracies."


?Continued "strong partnership with a democratic Russia."


?Entry of some Central European countries to NATO "so that they will never question their own freedom in the future."


?Breaking down trade barriers with Latin America, Africa and Asia.


?Enforcement and ratification of measures to reduce nuclear arsenals.


?Zero tolerance for terrorism.


?New laws to crack down on money laundering and to prosecute and punish those who commit violent acts against American citizens abroad.


"I know," he said, "that in most election seasons foreign policy is not a matter of great interest in the debates in the barber shops and the cafes of America ... but there are times when only America can make the difference between war and peace, between freedom and repression, between life death.


"We cannot save all the world's children but we can save many of them.


"We cannot become the world's policeman. But where our values and our interests are at stake and where we can make a difference, we must act and lead. That is our job and we are better, stronger and safer because [of it]."