Text of report by Bosnian Serb news agency SRNA
Sarajevo, 16 January: There is no question of Bosnia-Hercegovina being involved in plans for compensation for Kosovo, president of the Party of Democratic Action (SDA) and Bosnia-Hercegovina Presidency member Suljeman Tihic told FENA today.
He said this while commenting on the statement by international law professor Francis Boyle who said that the objective of the reforms of the former first deputy High Representative Donald Hays was "to consolidate the [Bosnian] Serb Republic and pave the way for it to eventually join Serbia".
Boyle recalled that the talks on Kosovo's status were expected to open soon, and that certain international officials had already openly proposed that Serbia-Montenegro should be forced to give up Kosovo, while receiving the Serb Republic as compensation.
"This will not happen, nor is there any political strength for such a thing in Bosnia-Hercegovina," Tihic told FENA today, adding that Bosnia-Hercegovina politicians would never allow that.
Source: SRNA news agency, Bijeljina, in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 1237 gmt 16 Jan 06