first_img Here’s how to repair and patch damaged drywall New Valley school lets students pick career-path academies Top Stories Britain has circulated a draft resolution that “condemns in the strongest terms the genocide in Srebrenica.” It recalls that the Yugoslav war crimes tribunal in 2004 and the International Court of Justice in 2007 both determined that the mass killings were acts of genocide.Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, a former envoy to Bosnia, told the packed chamber that the U.N.’s failure to protect innocent civilians in what had been designated as a U.N. safe area “still haunts this organization.”He said the resolution that the Security Council will consider next week doesn’t seek “to bring up painful divisions nor point the finger of blame.” It will commemorate the victims, show solidarity with survivors, and call for reconciliation, Rycroft said.Russia, which has close religious ties to Serbia, has circulated a rival draft resolution which doesn’t mention either Srebrenica or genocide.Russia’s deputy U.N. ambassador Petr Iliichev on Tuesday called the British draft “divisive,” saying it focuses on “only one part of the conflict.” The Russian draft, he said, is “more general, more reconciling.” Mesa family survives lightning strike to home Ex-FBI agent details raid on Phoenix body donation facility Check your body, save your life UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Western nations and Russia may be dueling over whether the U.N. Security Council should call the Srebrenica massacre during the Bosnian war an act of genocide but at Wednesday’s General Assembly commemoration of the 20th anniversary of Europe’s worst mass killing since World War II there was no doubt.Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the killing of more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslim men and boys genocide. So did Serge Brammertz, the prosecutor of the U.N. tribunal prosecuting the perpetrators, and U.S. Ambassador Samantha Power who was in Bosnia as a freelance journalist at the time of the mass killings in July 1995.last_img

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