• Thursday, 13 June 2024

Dacic calls Osmani's statement on Srebrenica genocide resolution 'insolent'

Dacic calls Osmani's statement on Srebrenica genocide resolution 'insolent'

Belgrade, 15 April 2024 (MIA) — Serbia's Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic said FM Bujar Osmani's statement earlier in the day that North Macedonia would join other states in co-sponsoring a United Nations resolution declaring July 11 an international day of remembrance and commemoration of the 1995 Srebrenica genocide and urging Serbia to join too was "insolent" and asked him if he would like to join Serbia in submitting a resolution on the genocide of the Serbs in Jasenovac, MIA's Belgrade correspondent reports.


"This is the cynicism that exists in these parts," Dacic told B92 TV. "Conducting an anti-Serb policy, and on top of that, inviting us to take part. Do we have to be on the Nazi side to be respected?"


Earlier in Skopje, FM Osmani said North Macedonia would join the United States and Germany among others as a co-sponsor the United Nations resolution on the Srebrenica genocide, set to be presented at the UN General Assembly on April 17 before it is passed on May 2.


Commenting on the resolution, Dacic said it was being proposed by "the biggest genocidal countries."


"Why is there no resolution for the German genocide against the Serbs or the Turkish genocide against the Armenians or against the Serbs in the Independent State of Croatia?" Dacic said, adding that "Germany, the Netherlands and Belgium committed genocide against millions of people in Africa."


Dacic said that those who committed the "Srebrenica crimes" should be held accountable, but Serbia found it "unacceptable that Muslims are the only victims of the war." mr/