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U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Insists Kosovo Cannot Be Precedent for Other Regions

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 15 March 2007 12:24
U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Insists Kosovo Cannot Be Precedent for Other Regions

The U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, Daniel Fried, stated that Kosovo is not to be used as a precedent for any other area.

Fried made this statement while commenting on Serbian Prime Minister's statement that independence of Kosovo will become a dangerous precedent in the UN history, mediamax reports.

There is no situation anywhere in the world that bears a resemblance to Kosovo. There is no place where the UN has been administered for seven, now close to eight, years. There is no case where NATO was forced to intervene to stop a massive process of ethnic cleansing. The precedent simply does not apply," Fried said.

"We have said before and we'll say it again as many times as we have to, that Kosovo is not a precedent for any other area whether that's Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Chechnya, Transdniester, Corsica, or Texas," he added.

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