Saturday, February 09, 2008

Koštunica: "Kosovo has no price"

9 February 2008 | 17:59 | Source: Tanjug (via B92)

BELGRADE -- Vojislav Koštunica says "Kosovo has no price" and that Serbia won’t approve its independence by signing an agreement with the EU.

"With its decision to send a mission to implement Kosovo’s unilateral independence, the EU has twisted United Nations Security Council Resolution 1244 which explicitly guarantees respect for Serbia’s territorial integrity," the prime minister said in a statement for the Tanjug news agency.

Koštunica said that, in so doing, the EU was grossly violating the UN Charter and was re-tailoring Serbia’s internationally recognized borders by sending a mission.

"Certainly it would suit the EU most if Serbia, in the form of some sort of signed agreement, gave its approval for the biggest legal violation of a country’s borders since the UN was founded, the body that guarantees all states the inviolability of their borders," he warned .

"Serbia will not give such a signature for Kosovo’s independence," Koštunica underlined.

"Under strong outside pressure from the U.S., Europe is, in the case of Serbia, trampling the fundamental principles on which it rests. Therefore, Serbia is not against Europe, but Europe has, unfortunately, against its own principles, yielded before a policy of force," the prime minister said.

“At the same time, representatives of ethnic Albanian separatists in the interim institutions, who have in fact been condemned to long-term prison sentences by the state of Serbia for terrorism, are announcing the declaration of Kosovo’s unilateral independence under EU and U.S. auspices,” he continued.

"However, everyone must know that this fabricated state will never exist as far as Serbia is concerned, and that Kosovo will always be Serbia. Kosovo has no price and Serbia will not accept any offers of compensation," Koštunica said.

This is not the first time that Serbia has been robbed by force, he pointed out. "This is a time of force, but Serbia’s historical experience says that the time of law and justice always has its day," the prime minister concluded

1 comment:

Yankee Doodle said...

I sure hope the PM sticks to his guns on this one.

Bush only has 11 months left in office, and he's very busy in Iraq.

The problem is that this has been going on since the Clinton Administration. There are corrupt elements in the US government who help shape foreign policy in a manner that is favorable to narcotraffickers -- i.e., the Turkish Deep State, friends of the Albanian mafia.

Meanwhile, Bush does nothing to hold Saudi Arabia and Pakistan accountable for all their support for terrorism, for nuclear proliferation, etc.