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U.N. Urged To Step Into Kosovo Unrest

BELGRADE, Serbia, Aug. 3 (UPI) — A former U.N. representative in northern Kosovo called for peacekeepers to be sent to the troubled region Wednesday.

“It is time perhaps for the U.N. to take over the north and send its peacekeepers back, because this is maybe the only way to keep peace until there is a political settlement,” Gerard Gallucci said in an interview reported by the Serbian broadcaster B92.

He condemned attempts by the Kosovo Albanian government in Pristina to take over checkpoints in the Serbian-populated north as a provocation.

“It probably had some sort of quiet support from the major international supporters of Kosovo,” he charged, singling out the United States and Britain.

Meanwhile, Serbia’s representatives in Kosovo called for all sides to show restraint.

Top negotiator Borislav Stefanovic told B92 his talks with Erhard Buhler, commander of NATO’s KFOR force, were “constructive.”

Goran Bogdanovic, Belgrade’s minister for Kosovo affairs, said, “We have called on everybody to restrain themselves, not to use force, that we on our part are making an enormous effort in order to keep the people calm,” referring to local Serbs.

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  • Dan az

    Obummer to the rescue.You watch the UN will unleash there Dogs and that will mean he can make history again by being the first to engage in 4 wars in just one presidency,Quick someone call guinness he’s at it again.Maybe they can add another noble to his collection of piece!

  • Raggs

    Yup Capitan UN oblama needs to step in and save the world once again.
    The poor people over there in one of them 57 states needs his help…. Better hurry oblama you can’t let a “crisis” go to waste.

  • s c

    It would be easier for me to consider such a thing IF it made sense, but when the UN is “asked” to step in, that’s different. As for NATO, forget it.
    NATO is being used as an alternative military force to extend the Rome-like reputation of our military.
    Does someone stay up late at night looking for places to go to war? Didn’t we learn anything from the EIGHT YEARS we had to endure Bubba Clinton’s insane asylum administration?
    No way. Screw the UN. Tell NATO to go back to its headquarters and stay there. If NATO wants to do something constructive, send them to SE Asia. They can locate and destroy mines from the years we were involved in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

  • Raggs

    Hey oblama has a newly acquired 4 trillion dollars that he borrowed lets say that he spreads it over seas… OH shucks / darnit hell he already is.


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