Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said on Friday that it was "hypocritical" of the UN court to say that witnesses did not dare to appear in court in Belgrade and that therefore the two Serbian Radical Party officials had to be tried in The Hague.
"Serbia has the right to appeal. It will refute the decision," Kuburovic said, Serbia's Happy TV station reported.
Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic said this on Wednesday, adding that this was done on the basis of the last request from Pristina to question certain individuals in connection with the investigation into the murder.
Ivanovic, a Serb politician from northern Kosovo, was shot and killed a year ago in the town of Kosovska Mitrovica.
Romanian Justice Minister Tudorel Toader was in Belgrade on Monday to discuss the extradition of a politician wanted in Romania for graft with his Serbian counterpart, Nela Kuburovic.
The meeting lasted an hour and, according to the Romanian minister of Justice, the two officials discussed Serbia's plans to join the EU as well as "mentioning" Sebastian Ghita's case.