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BosNet News: Press TWRA (96-08-06)

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CONTENTS

  • [01] AGREEMENT HAS BEEN FINALLY SIGNED
  • [02] CROATS THREATENING WITH BOYCOTTING OF ELECTIONS
  • [03] ARKAN AND SESELJ CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIONS IN B-H
  • [04] "IT IS NOT A NORMAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION"
  • [05] TENSE ATMOSPHERE AMONG CROATS IN MOSTAR
  • [06] ZUBAK: "WE DO NOT GIVE BOSNIA TO ANYONE"

  • [01] AGREEMENT HAS BEEN FINALLY SIGNED

    Mostar, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    Somewhat earlier than 2 p.m., agreement between Bosniak and Croat side in Mostar, concerning the resolving of the actual crisis in the town, has been finally reached. The agreement on "Joint action" should have designed the conditions of the remaining of EU in Mostar and its Special Envoy, Sir Martin Garrod. Discussions upon the 4th article lasted a whole last night and were continued since 11 a.m. today, after which the final agreement has been finally concluded. All elements upon which insisted the Croatian side are actually making part of the agreement on the tJoint actionv, signed by both sides who are now obligated to cooperate with EU and its Special Envoy. Civic council will gather on August 8 in order to appoint Major (Croat) and his deputy (Bosniak) and who will cooperate with Martin Garrod in all issues for which they are responsible. Council will gather again after the BH Federation Supreme Court resolution regarding the HDZ BH accusation on the irregularity of the Mostar elections. Immediately after the signing of the agreement, President of the Mostar municipal council, Mijo Brajkovic, stated "signing of the agreement enables the process of the organization of the civic administration in accordance with the Dayton accord commitments, which does not include only the election of Major and his deputy but also a constitution of the six municipalities in Mostar out of which three will be Bosniak and three Croatian." Eight article of the agreement says this document does not represent neither appointing in advance a legal attitude of any side involved nor Temporary civic statut designed in Dayton. EU Special Envoy to Mostar, Michael Steiner stated Croatian Foreign Minister, Mate Granic, considerably helped reaching of the agreement. This, lately often attacked Croatian diplomat, probably seriously understood warning of EU in the case the Mostar crisis is not resolved. (end) D.O.

    [02] CROATS THREATENING WITH BOYCOTTING OF ELECTIONS

    Vitez, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    Protesting gathering of Croats from Central Bosnia was held in Vitez last Sunday, requesting the exchange of the election rules, regarding OESS rule all persons with the status of refugees could decide themselves on which election point and in which BH municipality they will vote. Head of OESS regional center in Mostar, Wolfgang Odendahl stated there would be no exchange of the election rules, no matter of the numerous requests, for this could cause new problems and unsatisfactions. Odendhal also added he understands fear of the Croatian population in the area claiming expelled Bosniaks could vote for the municipalities where Croats are now in majority, such as Kiseljak, Capljina and Stolac. In connection with Croatian threatening with the boycott of the elections, Odendhal answers: tI do not believe Croats from Central Bosnia will boycott the elections. They have been agreed on the highest political level of all three nations with the international community supervisionv, refusing any possibility of exchange of the election rules that are making part of the democratic process in BH and form a basis to the implementation of the Dayton accord commitments. (end) D.O.

    [03] ARKAN AND SESELJ CANDIDATES FOR ELECTIONS IN B-H

    Sarajevo, August 8, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    Independent candidate for the approaching September elections Vladimir Srebrov, in yesterday's announcement told that in Serbian entity for elections would be candidate Party of Serbian Unity and Serbian Radical Party, which leaders are Zeljko Raznjatovic - Arkan and Vojislav Seselj. Srebrov made an appeal to Temporary Election Commission which was refused with explanation that either Seselj and Arkan are not accused by ICTY. Srebrov made another appeal, and he said: "Parties from Serbia and parties that massacred the Bosniaks cannot and must not participate elections in Bosnia". (end) D.O.

    [04] "IT IS NOT A NORMAL ECONOMIC COOPERATION"

    Sarajevo, Washington, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    U.S. officials, while commenting these days, for them disputable, Iranian help to BH and pointing out they are have nothing against Bosnian-Iranian diplomatic and economic cooperation, but adding this cooperation does not enter in the category of normal economic relations. tIt is an effort to buy positions in the regionv, a high U.S. official stated. Actual position of the U.S. administration, after they themselves stated at the end of June that there is no more BH-Iranian military and intelligence services nor Iranian military instructors in BH, is explained by an U.S. diplomat in Sarajevo: tWe are closely examining this issue which does not mean that we check every day the number of Iranians in BH nor their activities. Since the end of June we have not been discussing this question, until the Iranian credit-proposalv, U.S. official stated. High U.S. official, familiar with the situations in the Balkans stated last week in Sarajevo Americans are imposing pressure upon the nature of BH-Iran relationship due to Iranian relation with AID. According to U.S. viewpoint, it is one of the greatest problem in Bosniaks-Croats relations in BH Federation. Iranian offer of 50 million $ is, according to Ameircans, just a purchase of influence in the region while Bosniaks are asking themselves how it is possible any of promised U.S. dollars has not yet reached BH as a part of "sincere and unconditioned help" to this suffering country. (end) D.O.

    [05] TENSE ATMOSPHERE AMONG CROATS IN MOSTAR

    Mostar, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    A former member of BH Army (Croat), holder of "Golden lily flower" medal, was arrested yesterday without any reason in Western Mostar. Immediate counter- measures took place in Eastern Mostar, under the control of Bosniaks, so friends of the arrested soldier kept prisoners several Croatian voyagers passing through this part of the town. Soon afterwards, a soon exchange of the prisoners happened, besides the fact Croatian police claimed they were not familiar with arresting of the BH Army soldier. Such incidents happen frequently during the last period but Croatian media claim it is mostly incited by Bosniaks. Today, while expecting a signing of the agreement, a group of unsatisfied Croats gathered, reminding of the recent incident during the mandate of former EU Administrator, Hans Koschnik. (end) D.O.

    [06] ZUBAK: "WE DO NOT GIVE BOSNIA TO ANYONE"

    Mostar, August 6, 1996 (Press TWRA)

    BH Federation President, Kresimir Zubak, gave interview to Croatian weekly "Obzor", in which he commented the actual situation in Mostar and relations in BH Federation. While speaking about the latest elections, whose results Croats still do not accept, besides the signed agreement, Zubak said Croats in Mostar were absolutely cooperative and imposed to pressures from both, Bosniak and international side. "It is still repeated on the international level that Croats do not want to form Civic administration in the town. I do not understand who operates with these hypothesis for the concept of the organization of Mostar is a proposal of the Croatian side." While speaking about BH Federation, he stated: "It is our destiny to divide this area with others. Some time ago, it was completely our region but now it is 1:3. But, we can give BH to anyone. It is a country organized by Croats even in the Middle ages, which they chose through referendum and for which they gave so many victims. This situation is not a final one. It is just a process. Who knows how this will end." (end) D.O.
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