Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Serbia Calls an Urgent UN Security Council Session

Serbia on Tuesday called for an urgent session of the UN Security Council to discuss the situation regarding Western intention to dismember Serbia, by forcibly severing its southern province of Kosovo and Metohija.
In a letter to the president of the 15-member council, Serbia's Ambassador to the United Nations Pavle Jevremovic urged it to consider the grave situation in the Serbian Kosovo province where an illegal unilateral declaration of independence by Kosovo Albanian separatists was announced to follow soon.
According to the reports, Jevremovic said he was instructed by his government to request the council to "consider an extremely grave situation in the Serbian province of Kosovo and Metohija where we witness the final preparatory activities for a unilateral declaration of the independence ..."
“Such a move would constitute a violation of UN Security Council resolution 1244 and the territorial integrity of Serbia and endanger the maintenance of international peace and security,” Serbia's UN ambassador said.
Reuters quoted Russian Ambassador to the United Nations Vitaly Churkin as confirming that Russian Federation will back Serbia's initiative. At the same time, Reuters reported that "British and U.S. envoys said they knew nothing about the request".

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