Report: Washington to press for ouster of Bosnian Serb leaders
July 14, 1996
Web posted at 12:30 p.m. EDT (1630 GMT)
NEW YORK (CNN) -- The Clinton Administration has decided to send its chief negotiator on Bosnia to press Serbia to comply with the peace agreements it has signed, the New York Times reported Sunday.
The paper says Richard Holbrooke will leave on Monday. Among his tasks is to convince the president of Serbia to bring about the ouster of Radovan Karadzic, the Bosnian-Serb leader, and Gen. Ratko Mladic, the military commander. The war crimes tribunal in The Hague on Thursday issued arrest warrants for the two men.
"Although there are serious issues in all three capitals, the primary issue is Milosevic," the Times quoted an official as saying. "We will read him the riot act and make clear that his behavior is inconsistent with the promises he made in Dayton."
Reuters contributed to this report.
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