June 8, 1996 |
In a candid and somewhat discouraging assessment of the peace process in Bosnia, the outgoing commander of NATO forces here said Friday that unyielding political resistance from all sides could doom the U.S.-brokered accord that ended 3 1/2 years of war. Nearly six months after the Dayton, Ohio, accord brought tenuous peace to Bosnia-Herzegovina, U.S. Adm. Leighton W.
October 26, 1995 |
U.S.-run peace talks next week on the war in Bosnia-Herzegovina will be delayed one day so Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin can register his support by meeting with three Balkan leaders in Moscow. The Kremlin session set for Tuesday stems from Yeltsin's pledge to President Clinton to work with the United States to promote a settlement. But it also could be risky for the Russian leader.
April 30, 1994 |
Bosnian Serb and government officials refused to budge in negotiations Friday despite the first united appeal by U.S., Russian and European envoys to resolve the conflict. Bosnia's Muslim-led government has threatened to pull out of the talks unless Bosnian Serb fighters and heavy weapons are well clear of the battered Muslim enclave of Gorazde.
July 31, 1994 |
Secretary of State Warren Christopher and four European counterparts meted out a diplomatic wrist slap Saturday to the Bosnian Serbs after the nationalist rebels had rejected a last-chance peace plan, killed a U.N. soldier, reimposed a blockade of Sarajevo and fired on aid flights. The foreign ministers of the five-power Contact Group had billed their meeting here as a get-tough session aimed at punishing any Bosnian faction blocking the path to peace.
January 3, 1993 |
In the first-ever face-to-face talks among leaders of the three warring ethnic groups in Bosnia-Herzegovina, mediators Saturday proposed splitting the nation into 10 autonomous provinces. But the Muslim faction did not appear ready to compromise. The proposal by special envoys Cyrus R. Vance and Lord Owen of Britain came as Washington considered postponing enforcement of a ban on Serbian flights over Bosnia until mid-January. Vance, a former U.S.
May 6, 1993 |
Despite stern warnings of military reprisals, the self-styled parliament of Bosnia's rebel Serbs today refused to approve an international peace accord, deciding instead to put it to a vote of the Bosnian Serb people. The vote defied pressure from the Serbs' backers in Yugoslavia and abroad and heightened prospects of military intervention to end Europe's bloodiest conflict since World War II.