-Interior Minister Nebojsa Stefanovic has said he expects a meeting of the Serbian National Security Council in the next 48 hours for fears Bosnia is going to recognize Kosovo.
“I wish this was not true and that it was a bad interpretation of Izetbegovic’s statements, because, unfortunately, if it is true, it is one of the hardest blows that Serbia would be to the one neighboring country.” (translated from Blic)
-Director for the Office of Kosovo and Metohija Marko Djuric has called the statements “scandalous and shocking.” insinuating that Izetbegovic would then have to accept a unilateral declaration of independence from the Serb entity, Republika Srpska.
“This will certainly not remain unanswered. This means that BiH leaves the principle of respect for territorial identity and sovereignty not only in the case of Serbia, since you can not, in the case of Serbia, apply one yardstick, and to other countries, and even on their own, another yardstick” Djuric told Pink TV.(translated from telegraf)
-Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin has called the statement “dangerous.”
“Izetbegovic knows that the recognition of Kosovo and Metohija will never get the support of the Serbs and it will not come. That’s why his statement was even more dangerous because it says that Izetbegovic is ready to make moves that can not have the result or any benefit to citizens, but they may cause serious political conflicts and even block the functioning of BiH “, said Vulin in a written statement to the media. (translated from Blic)
– Bosnia’s Republika Srpska President had harsh words for Izetbegovic and warned that Bosnia would never recognize Kosovo.
“Member of Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) Presidency Bakir Izetbegovic ‘does not respect BiH, Serbia’s territorial integrity, and good relations with Serbia,’ (said Republika Sprksa President Milorad Dodik).
“Kosovo will not be recognized by BiH – regardless of what Bakir Izetbegovic says and tries to do – because whether or not Kosovo and Metohija is recognized (as independent), depends on the RS,” Dodik told the Belgrade-based TV Pink broadcaster earlier on Monday, reacting to the original report. (B92)