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Clashes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnian and Crotian leaders issue joint call for an end to the violonce.

10.02.2014
Clashes in Bosnia and Herzegovina

SARAJEVO, Bosnia and Herzegovina 

The Bosnian and Croat presidents of Bosnia and Herzegovina's tripartite presidency have issued a joint call for an end to the violence in the country. 

Croat President Zeljko Komsic said that the international community must support Bosnia while it implements reforms. "The international community can help us by standing by the same principles that they champion in their own countries. The intervention of international military forces is out of the question," he said.

Komsic also said Bosnia's neighbors should not intervene in the developments in the country.

Komsic also said that he could resign from office if the protests continue. However, Bosniak President Bakir Izetbegovic said resigning would not solve the current crisis.

"I do not think it (resignation) would be a solution. The people voted for me and I am responsible for the stability and security of the country. I am going to defend our establishments, stability and security until the end of my term in office," Izetbegovic said

People have demanded bread and justice and the authorities should act accordingly as soon as possible, Izetbegovic said. 

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