The leader of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA), Bakir Izetbegović, said that the Resolution of the Parliament of Montenegro, which condemns the genocide in Srebrenica and bans its denial, is a big step towards accepting the truth about the events of the 1990s.
Izetbegović assessed that this is the basis for continuing to establish trust and build better relations between the states and peoples in the Balkans.
“Unfortunately, the nervous reactions coming from Serbia show that there is still no readiness on that side to face this kind of truth. This is best evidenced by the reaction of Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić, who complains to Montenegro that he is ‘interfering in the Srebrenica issue’ and wonders. what does Srebrenica have to do with Montenegro ‘”, wrote the SDA leader.
According to him, Montenegrins and Montenegro, as well as all nations and states that belong to the civilized and democratic world, should certainly “interfere in the issue of Srebrenica.”
“Any crime committed against innocent people, and especially genocide, concerns every just and truthful man in the world, every nation and every state,” Izetbegović stated.
He added that this is evidenced by numerous resolutions around the world, from America and Australia, to Asia and Europe, which condemned the genocide against Bosniaks in Srebrenica.
“Montenegro in particular has something to say about the genocide committed in Srebrenica, because the policy of (Slobodan) Milosevic’s regime was involved in the aggression against Bosnia and Herzegovina and the evil that was committed throughout the Balkans,” the SDA leader emphasized.
Izetbegović further said that the Montenegrins in the Parliament of Montenegro, with the Srebrenica flower on their lapels, showed that courage and truthfulness live in them, which they call chivalry in one word.
“That chivalry means to look behind you, look in the mirror and admit that you have made a mistake and a sin. With this attitude, Montenegrins, like the greatest European nations, have shown that they are ready to reject historical misconceptions and on the basis of truth, no matter how much it used to be.” it was bitter, they are building future relations with their environment “, he assessed.
He added that a couple of years ago, it seemed that Serbia, led by Vučić, would have the strength to face the past.
“Unfortunately, that did not happen and probably will not happen. Vucic is returning to self-deception in which any Serb and Serbia can never be guilty and responsible for the evil committed. And they are guilty,” Izetbegovic assessed.
This, he said, is irrevocably testified by history, the verdicts of the Hague Tribunal and the International Court of Justice.
“Both courts ruled that genocide was committed in Srebrenica. The majority of the Serbian military and political leadership was convicted before the Hague Tribunal, and Serbia was the first country in the world to be found guilty of violating the Genocide Convention before the International Court of Justice. UN, “Izetbegovic stressed.
He further stated that, “although the international courts have determined the guilt of individuals and the responsibility of the system embodied in the Milosevic and (Radovan) Karadzic regimes, Vucic has been persistently trying to leave the blame to the entire Serbian people for years, obviously wanting to amnesty criminals from that people.” he produced them “.
This is a question that Serbs and Serbia will have to answer for themselves. At the same time, they should keep in mind that running away from facing the truth, new and old misconceptions are embodied in the so-called ‘Serbian world’ as a replacement for ‘Greater Serbia’ , preparation for new paternalisms, for silent aggressions and attempts at domination, which will not bring anything good to anyone “, concluded Bakir Izetbegović.