Wednesday, September 13, 2006

UN Security Council could vote on Kosovo this year, official says

Text of report by Radio-Television Kosovo TV website on 12 September

UNMIK Chief Joachim Ruecker has said that the UN special envoy for Kosova [Kosovo] status talks, Martti Ahtisaari, is in the course of preparing his proposals on Kosovo final status in the next three months. If we continue to assume, and I think it is a good assumption, that Ahtisaari will be able to meet the timelines as intended, then I would not rule out the possibility that we will have a UN Security Council resolution by the end of the year. According to Ruecker, reports over the eventual postponement of the decision on Kosova's status are only speculation. Delaying the process would be equal to destabilization, Ruecker added. Belgrade should be more realistic on the likely outcome. He warned against any Serb attempt to split Kosova in two, Ruecker said.

Source: RTK TV website, Pristina, in Albanian 1053 gmt 12 Sep 06

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