Saturday, October 27, 2007


SARAJEVO, Bosnia (October 27,2007) – The recent statements made by Serbia's Prime Minister Vojislav Kostunica represent a flagrant interference in the internal matters of Bosnia and their clear objective is to at the same time culminate the crisis in Bosnia and Kosovo at a time when the Kosovo issue is being resolved, a member of the Bosnian Presidency Haris Silajdzic said.

Silajdzic said that with open attacks on the sovereignty of Bosnia and the security situation in the entire region Serbia is trying to instrumentalise some political issues in the Balkans in order to harmonise its negotiating position concerning Kosovo.

“This is exactly the policy, which in no way in its rhetoric differs from Milosevic’s actions, that has led to the worst crimes since WWII In Europe, not only in Bosnia, but the entire region as well”, Silajdzic stated.

Silajdzic said that practically identical verbal attacks on the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Bosnia in the early 1990s were a precursor to the aggression against Bosnia by Serbia.

“This policy was defeated and condemned by the entire world. It will not be tolerated, nor will the pursuit of nationalistic objectives by Serbia ever again have a chance to success. The sovereignty of and territorial integrity of Bosnia are unquestionable and have been defended from even fiercer attacks on Bosnia that have come from Serbia”, Silajdzic stated.

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