Earlier, the Bosnian Serb government announced it was ready to sign the agreement, initially brokered by the former US President Jimmy Carter and re-negotiated in recent days by General Sir Michael Rose, the UN Commander in Bosnia.
The Bosnian vice-president Ejup Ganic warned last night that his government would not sign without a commitment to remove all Serb forces from the besieged Bihac enclave.
Mr Ganic added that his government would also refuse to sign the accord unless UN troops monitored the Bosnia-Croatia frontier near the pocket. The accord is due come into effect tomorrow to replace a one-week Christmas Eve ceasefire agreement brokered by Mr Carter.
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