Balkans and USA/ NATO

Author Topic: Balkans and USA/ NATO  (Read 10068 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #40 on: September 22, 2017, 09:07:42 PM »

Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #41 on: October 06, 2017, 12:53:27 PM »
 14 members of the US Congress have sent a letter to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asking for continued US attention and support to the Balkans.

Source: TANJUG Friday, October 6, 2017 | 10:12

This specifically concerns Serbia, they said, TANJUG is reporting on Friday, citing a Voice of America report.

"We write to reiterate the need for renewed political attention to the Balkans and additional support to the Republic of Serbia. Serbia is both the largest country in the Balkans and the political pivot of the entire region. The importance of the Balkan region has been highlighted throughout history: absent Balkan stability, European stability will be at risk," said the letter, whose first two signatories are Congressmen Ted Poe and Emanuel Cleaver, members of the Serbian Caucus.

The letter added that the Balkans is "still plagued by the ghosts of its past conflicts."

"Strained and incomplete relations between Serbia and Kosovo remain a key obstacle to the stability of the entire region....

http://www.b92.net/eng/news/world.php?yyyy=2017&mm=10&dd=06&nav_id=102494http://

Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #42 on: October 25, 2017, 10:34:35 AM »
The meeting on Tuesday between President Aleksandar Vucic and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee "could be summarized into two key points."
Source: B92, Vecernje novosti, Tanjug Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 11:35
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

According to the Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti, these points are: deep disagreement over the issue of Kosovo , and continuing pressure on Serbia to abandon its close relations with Russia.

According to the newspaper - which referred to sources from Vucic's surroundings - the conversation in the Palace of Serbia yesterday was focused around these two topics - framed by Yee's message sent a day earlier - that Belgrade can no longer sit "on two chairs."

The newspaper's sources said that the guest advised his host "in a well-intentioned manner" that Serbia should "respect the territorial integrity of Kosovo" - and the "static on the line" during the conversation first appeared at that point.

According to this, Vucic responded "without sugarcoating" his answer, to say: "You did not behave like this nine years ago."

The president, the same source continued, explained his view by saying that "the coming generations should not be burdened with a frozen conflict that is an obstacle to a historic reconciliation between Serbs and Albanians," and also "did not miss the opportunity to tell the US official that Pristina has been hindering the implementation of the Brussels agreement persistently, and with impunity."


https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2017&mm=10&dd=25&nav_id=102641http://

Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #43 on: October 25, 2017, 04:43:30 PM »
The meeting on Tuesday between President Aleksandar Vucic and US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Hoyt Brian Yee "could be summarized into two key points."
Source: B92, Vecernje novosti, Tanjug Wednesday, October 25, 2017 | 11:35
(Tanjug)
(Tanjug)

According to the Belgrade-based daily Vecernje Novosti, these points are: deep disagreement over the issue of Kosovo , and continuing pressure on Serbia to abandon its close relations with Russia.

According to the newspaper - which referred to sources from Vucic's surroundings - the conversation in the Palace of Serbia yesterday was focused around these two topics - framed by Yee's message sent a day earlier - that Belgrade can no longer sit "on two chairs."

The newspaper's sources said that the guest advised his host "in a well-intentioned manner" that Serbia should "respect the territorial integrity of Kosovo" - and the "static on the line" during the conversation first appeared at that point.

According to this, Vucic responded "without sugarcoating" his answer, to say: "You did not behave like this nine years ago."

The president, the same source continued, explained his view by saying that "the coming generations should not be burdened with a frozen conflict that is an obstacle to a historic reconciliation between Serbs and Albanians," and also "did not miss the opportunity to tell the US official that Pristina has been hindering the implementation of the Brussels agreement persistently, and with impunity."


https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2017&mm=10&dd=25&nav_id=102641


[/quote]


President Vucic and US envoy Yee shake hands on distance on 3 feet  :o


Next day H.B. Yee is much closer to self-claimed leader of Kosovo H. Thaci

AP: The Russian Foreign Ministry Lavrov also criticized Yee’s comments and warned the U.S. against “trying to enforce its hostile ideological stereotypes on others, undermining the foundation for international stability and cooperation in the Balkans and in Europe as a whole.”
The ministry noted in a statement that many EU nations engage in mutually beneficial cooperation with Russia.


Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #44 on: November 25, 2017, 08:54:31 AM »
Serbian Minister of Defense Vulin said in NATO HQ: Serbia won`t join NATO  :)

https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2017&mm=09&dd=22&nav_id=102387http://

Online Al Bundy

  • Moderator
  • Member
  • *****
  • Posts: 4,534
Re: Balkans and USA/ NATO
« Reply #45 on: December 09, 2017, 09:37:08 AM »
Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic spoke with US Secretary of State Rex Tilerson on Thursday in Vienna.

SOURCE: BETA FRIDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2017.

Dacic told Tillerson that representatives of the old US establishment who defend their policy from the 1990s cannot be the ones to bring changes to the US foreign policy.

"I drew his attention to the fact that changes in US politics should be brought only by the president, the vice-president and the minister of foreign affairs, since representatives of the old establishment cannot do this, because they are defending their policy from the 1990s," ( anti-Srb policy- US pressure to Serbia to recognize : self-claimed separation Kosovo, abolishing Serbian entity in Bosnia - Republic of Srpska, sanctions against Russia etc. ).
Dacic told the US official during their short conversation on the sidelines of the OSCE Ministerial Council.

Dacic also stressed stressed the need to make "certain strategic agreements" and said Serbia was "ready to openly speak with the new US administration," the statement said.

Dacic reiterated that Serbia's position was to find common interest with the United States.

He assessed that it was necessary to have more frequent communication "to see how to find a winning combination where common interests will be found, in order to permanently solve some of the problems that exist in the region, such as Kosovo and Metohija."

"The conversation with Tillerson opened the door to next year have a bilateral meeting with him" Dacic said, according to the statement.


https://www.b92.net/eng/news/politics.php?yyyy=2017&mm=12&dd=08&nav_id=102992http://