UN Security Council

Serb assemblies: Kosovo army would be open threat

ZVECAN - The members of the four municipal assemblies in northern Kosovo-Metohija on Thursday voiced concern over the announced plans of the Pristina authorities to form a Kosovo army.

"We see this as an act of open threat to security in the region and the safety of Serbs in Kosovo-Metohija", North Mitrovica mayor Goran Rakic said at the assemblies' joint session in Zvecan.

Serbian gov't calls for urgent UN Security Council session

BELGRADE - The Serbian government will call for a UN Security Council session over the announcement of formation of the armed forces of Kosovo and deterioration of the security and political situation in Kosovo-Metohija, Aleksandar Vulin, Serbian minister without portfolio in charge of Kosovo-Metohija, said on Thursday.

Office for KiM: KiM will remain part of Serbia forever

BELGRADE - Serbia will never recognise the independence of its southern province and for the Belgrade government, both the current and the future ones, Kosovo-Metohija (KiM) will remain a part of the Republic of Serbia forever, the Serbian government Office for KiM underscored once more, six years after the unilateral and illegal declaration of independence by Kosovo.

Opposing views on Kosovo in UN

NEW YORK - In the meeting on Kosovo held at UN Headquarters in New York late on Monday, Serbia's outgoing Prime Minister Ivica Dacic said that any debate referring to potential change in the scope and mandate of EULEX should not bypass the UN Security Council, having in mind that UN serves as an umbrella organization for the international presence in KiM.