Serbian President’s statements about Srebrenica
Posted by African Press International on June 11, 2012
“Any attempt at underplaying the seriousness of the crimes committed during the Balkan wars is unacceptable,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
The recently elected President of Serbia, Tomislav Nikolic, claimed on 31 May that the crimes committed in Srebrenica were not genocide, but a serious war crime.
The International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has ruled that the killing of Bosnian Muslims in Srebrenica in 1995 was genocide.
“Political leaders bear a particular responsibility for not undermining international courts,” said Mr Støre.
“Full support for international judicial processes is important for the ongoing reconciliation process and regional cooperation,” Mr Støre added.