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Belgrade FM Sees Threat to Nation's Euro-Atlantic Bid


The foreign minister of Serbia and Montenegro says his country will be kept out of the Euro-Atlantic integration process unless it cooperates with the United Nations war crimes tribunal in The Hague.

Minister Vuk Draskovic made the remark Tuesday in a speech before parliament in Belgrade.

Mr. Draskovic is one of several Belgrade officials who have called for authorities to work with the tribunal by arresting and extraditing war crimes suspects.

Earlier this month, aides to Serbia and Montenegro President Svetozar Marovic said he has received death threats after calling for his country's full cooperation with the Hague Court. But U.N. chief war crimes prosecutor Carla del Ponte has repeatedly accused Serbian authorities of failing to cooperate with the tribunal.

Some information for this report provided by Reuters and AP.

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