Positive reactions from U.S., NATO
Source: FoNet, Beta, Tanjug
WASHINGTON, BRUSSELS -- The U.S. has thanked Serbian officials for ordering and carrying out the operation to arrest Radovan Karadžić.
The White House marked Karadžić out as the organizer of the concentration camps and the mass murder of thousands of people.
“This operation is an important indicator of the Serbian authorities’ determination to keep their promise on cooperation with the Hague Tribunal,” read a statement from the White House, signed by Press Secretary Dana Perino.
The statement said that Karadžić’s arrest had come at a very opportune moment—just a few days after the anniversary of the murder of 7,000 Bosniaks in Srebrenica, “as there is no better way to pay hommage to the victims of war crimes than to bring their perpetrators to justice.“
NATO announced that the information on the arrest of the Hague fugitive was “good news“ that had been long awaited. “If that information is confirmed, that really is good news for the international community, and it is news that we’ve been hoping for for some time,“ said NATO spokesman James Appathurai.
“That’s good news and is what we expected of Serbia. It needs to be looked at in a positive light,“ added Appathurai.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 18:18 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (36) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Radovan Karadžić lived in Belgrade with an assumed identity, and practiced alternative medicine, said Rasim Ljajić.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 17:08 | Source: Blic | Comments: (0) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- The DS, SPS and LDP will hold talks to elect a new Belgrade mayor by July 28, writes daily Blic.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 16:29 | Source: B92, FoNet, Beta | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- Prime Minister Mirko Cvetković has called on the remaining Hague fugitives to surrender voluntarily.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 15:48 | Source: Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (14) | Send comment
BRUSSELS -- Olli Rehn says the interim trade agreement between the EU and Serbia should come into force after the Karadžić arrest.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 14:28 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug, VoA, Deutsche Welle | Comments: (7) | Send comment
BELGRADE, BRUSSELS, THE HAGUE -- EU ministers have welcomed the arrest of Radovan Karadžić as an important stage in Serbia’s EU integration.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 14:08 | Source: B92, Beta, Tanjug | Comments: (30) | Send comment
BELGRADE, BRUSSELS -- Government ministers and opposition parties have reacted to the arrest of Radovan Karadžić.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 13:01 | Source: Beta | Comments: (9) | Send comment
BELGRADE -- President Boris Tadić says Serbia won’t accept the EULEX mission to Kosovo without a UN Security Council resolution.
utorak 22.07.2008 | 11:39 | Source: Beta | Comments: (21) | Send comment
WASHINGTON -- U.S. President George Bush says the U.S. will support a stable Kosovo that respects the Ahtisaari Plan.