Letter: Serbian sanctions?

Click to follow
Sir: In 1991, when hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Kurds were facing death in the mountains of Turkey and Iran, Mrs Thatcher said, "This is no time for legal niceties" - something must be done.

Two hundred and seventy thousand Kosovan Albanian refugees are facing a similar fate this winter. It is an outrage that this government, having trumpeted its ethical foreign policy, is not willing to join its European partners in putting even modest pressure on Milosevic through air sanctions, but instead shelters behind the legal nicety of a 1959 international airline agreement with Yugoslavia.


London SW6