“A Croatian parliamentary delegation has cut short a visit to neighboring Serbia after nationalist politician Vojislav Seselj, recently convicted of war crimes by a United Nations court, stamped on the Croatian national flag and cursed the visitors.

‘At the entrance of the [Serbian] parliament Seselj…desecrated the Croatian flag and then, passing by members of the Croatian delegation, insulted them,’ read a statement by the Croatian delegation led by parliament speaker Gordan Jandrokovic.

‘Despite a very good start and determination to improve our ties, after this act against the dignity of the Republic of Croatia, we interrupted the visit,’ it added.

Seselj threw the flag on the floor and stepped over it, according to a statement from Seselj’s Serbian Radical Party.” (RFE/RL)