Serbia’s Ambassador to the United States Marko Djuric has said he is unsure that the U.S. will provide any evidence supporting their decision to levy sanctions on Serbian Security and Information Agency chief Aleksandar Vulin – despite the fact that such evidence would enable Serbia to launch its own investigation into Vulin’s case.
Commenting on U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs Gabriel Escobar’s recent appearance before the U.S. Congress, Djuric told the July 31 edition of the Vecernje Novosti daily that said session marked the first time Kosovo Prime Minister Albin Kurti was condemned in Congress.
“Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic was quite explicit when discussing our red lines and the negotiations with Pristina, as well as the prerequisites for the dialogue to continue. Belgrade’s clear goal is peace and stability, and instead of discussing that goal and working on reaching it, we are in the position of fearing for the bare survival of our people in Kosovo and Metohija, due to Kurti’s extremely harmful and dangerous unilateral moves,” Djuric explained.
According to him, any Western democracy can but condemn direct threats to peace and stability, or violations of basic human rights and the endangering of human lives.
Discussing relations between Serbia and the U.S., Djuric highlighted the increase in U.S. investments in Serbia and the fact that the U.S. is currently Serbia’s number-one trade partner in the IT sector.