This article is reflecting current situation of Cambodia: Lesson Learned for All Koun Khmer
Cambodia’s future. The Bush Administration believes that a comprehensive settlement must be reached by all the parties to the conflict; that it must provide for free elections; and that an interim coalition government must be formed under Prince Sihanouk’s leadership. Secretary of State James A. Baker 3d told the Paris conference last July, “the U.S. strongly believes that the Khmer Rouge should play no role in Cambodia’s future. ” However, if Sihanouk deems it necessary, the U.S. would support the inclusion of the Khmer Rouge in a coalition government. The chief obstacle to a settlement, according to the U.S., is Hun Sen and his Vietnamese backers.