Serbian Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic lauded on June 1 the U.S.'s stance on the latest events in Kosovo for clearly warning Albin Kurti that he would have to create a Community of Serb Municipalities.
Dacic appeared on Prva TV and said that everyone was angry now that Kurti had taken one-sided steps which had led to an escalation of tensions instead of normalization in Kosovo.
"Pristina is accustomed to being the West's favorite and has not so far faced threats. What the Americans said, you will not hear from the mouths of Europeans," Dacic said talking about the cancellation of a visit by Kosovo politicians to the U.S. and the cancellation of a joint military exercise.
The Serbian foreign minister also said that he would like to see what European countries thought at a Council of Europe Ministerial Committee meeting in Strasbourg after recently beginning a procedure for Kosovo's admission as a sign of good will for constructive behavior and added that some countries "have double standards," because he had not, for example, heard Germany's stance on the latest clashes in Kosovo.
Dacic, who is president of the Socialist Party of Serbia, said that he did not know yet whether his party would join a national movement for the people and state whose formation was announced by Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic. He said that he proposed teaming up with the Serbian Progressive Party ahead of the last election but that the Progressive Party rejected this.