Bosnia responds to Serbian protest by condemning incident
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bosnia-Herzegovina on Monday condemned in the strongest terms the burning of two national flags of Serbia.Source: Tanjug
The incident was described by the ministry as "an appropriate act of vandalism and an attempt to desecrate the state symbols of a sovereign and friendly country."
In response to a protest note from the Serbian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Bosnia-Herzegovina ministry said the country's authorities had been requested to verify if there was any evidence suggesting that a controversial footage of the flag burning incident had been made in its territory.
It said it had also been requested that all activities required to find and punish by law the perpetrators of this crime be undertaken.
Serbia last week handed a protest note to the Bosnia-Herzegovina ambassador in Belgrade over footage showing two unidentified armed men burning Serbian flags.
The men were shown surrounded by a former flag of Bosnia-Herzegovina and a flag of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as they were burning the Serbian flags while shooting firearms and singing nationally and religiously highly charged Islamic songs.