"U.S. using Šešelj against government" - minister
The Hague Tribunal is controlled by the United States, "who, through the mouth of Vojislav Šešelj, are saying they will bring down the Serbian government."Source: Tanjug
This is according to Labor Minister Aleksandar Vulin, who also sent a message to Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić that it was perhaps time to "think about the priorities of Serbia's foreign policy."
"I expected the first political statement of Šešelj to be about the visit of Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama, that he will say what he thinks about the story of a Greater Albania, or that he will maybe say that it is absolutely unacceptable for Rama to behave like that toward the state of Serbia," said Vulin.
Furthermore, he revealed that he "expected Šešelj to say that it was a big thing that Serbia has a prime minister who treated Rama's provocation in a dignified, yet resolute manner."
"As we see, the president of the SRS did not care too much about that, but he cares a lot about insulting and causing further divisions in the unfortunate Serbian people using the vocabulary should not even be comment on to talk about the government of a country that has given guarantees for him to return home, and always helped when it was needed, because he is a citizen of our country," said Vulin.
According to him, the government does not discriminate when it comes to Serbian citizens, "something, it seems, Šešelj cannot understand - or he does not accept the possibility that someone who is not from his ideology or not with him can be a Serbian patriot and take care of the interests of the country."
However, pointed out Vulin - "it doesn't really matter what Šešelj said, it's important what the one who released him, and who did not release him the last time the government gave guarantees, said to us in this way."
"I really have no reason to be more of a diplomat than our diplomats, and therefore I can say it freely - the Hague Tribunal is controlled by the United States and the United States released him - the previous time the U.S. did not want to let him go - the U.S. is through his mouth now saying that it will bring down our government," said Vulin.
He added that this was his own opinion, and that he spoke "primarily as a coalition partner of the SNS" and someone who is "represented in parliament."
"I want to tell the president of our government and the head of the coalition that it might be time to think about our foreign policy," said Vulin, who is the leader of the Movement Socialists.
"If the only thing Serbia gets for all the effort and hard work to change, modernize, to be more successful ... is Rama, or Šešelj's insults and unimpeded promotion of these insults and threats - that the government will be brought down in this country and all who are trying to change something are labeled as traitors - and if we see it all coming from and supported by some countries, I said the United States - then it may be a good time to reflect on our foreign policy priorities," said Vulin.
"I cannot decide on that, but the prime minister can," concluded Vulin.