BELGRADE – In reply to the latest political threats from Chairman of the Presidency of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Bakir Izetbegovic, Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic said on Tuesday:

“I am sorry to hear Bakir Izetbegovic fabricate that anyone from Belgrade is threatening Bosnia-Herzegovina. As the Serbian prime minister, I have not done that before, during or after any election campaign.

The truth is only one and unequivocal. It took Bakir Izetbegovic less than two days after the conviction of Radovan Karadzic to launch the initiative, not for complete reconciliation, but rather for a legal and political revenge against Serbs.

With this, Bakir Izetbegovic threatened Serbia, and we will not tolerate his threats, because I do not know what an alternative would be. I suppose Bakir Izetbegovic has accidentally omitted that this was primarily about political violence, which his announcement of a revision of the genocide claim certainly was.

As regards violence, I am proud to say that all kinds of crimes and acts of violence are punished in Serbia,” Vucic said.

Serbia remains fully committed to peace and reconciliation, the prime minister underscored.