The resolution of the Montenegrin Parliament, which condemns the genocide in Srebrenica and prohibits its denial, is a major step towards accepting the truth about the events of the 1990s, which is the basis for continuing to build trust and build relations. between the states and peoples of the Balkans, said Bakir Izetbegovic, President of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and Speaker of the House of Peoples of the Parliamentary Assembly of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As he assessed, the nervous reactions coming from Serbia show that there is still no readiness on that part to face this kind of truth, which is best evidenced by the reaction of Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, who complained that Mali Montenegro “intervenes in the Srebrenica issue” and wondered “what has Srebrenica got to do with Montenegro”.
“Montenegrins and Montenegro, as well as all nations and states belonging to the civilized and democratic world, must certainly ‘intervene in the Srebrenica affair.'” Every crime committed against innocent people, and especially genocide, is about “with every just and true man in the world, every nation and every state,” Izetbegovic underlined.
He added that this is evidenced by numerous resolutions around the world, from America and Australia to Asia and Europe, which condemned the genocide of Bosniaks in Srebrenica, and especially Montenegro “has something to say” about the genocide committed in Srebrenica, stressing that the country was “drawn into” aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina under the policy of former Serbian President Slobodan Milosevic.
Izetbegovic recalls that a few years ago, it seemed that Serbia, led by Aleksandar Vucic, would have the strength to face the past, but that did not happen and probably will not happen.
“Vucic is returning to the self-deception in which any Serb and Serbia can never be guilty and responsible for the evil committed, and they are guilty. This is confirmed by the rulings of the Hague Tribunal and the International Court of Justice. “Both courts ruled that the genocide was committed in Srebrenica,” he said.
He also notes that most of the Serbian military and political leadership was convicted before the Hague Tribunal and before the International Court of Justice, Serbia was the first country in the world found guilty of violating the United Nations Genocide Convention.