Letter: Serbian sanctions?

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The Independent Culture
Sir: Britain is blocking air sanctions on Serbia because we cannot tear up an agreement signed in 1959 with Yugoslavia. Is it normal for agreements with a country to be transferred to a province if that province subsequently leaves? Do agreements signed by the British government prior to the break-up of the Empire apply to all one-time members of the Empire?

If that is the best reason that the Foreign Office can come up with, then they are either being bloody-minded or incompetent.

JOHN HALL

Telford, Shropshire

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