Milosevic told to extradite war suspects

The top United States human-rights envoy warned President Slobodan Milosevic of Serbia to extradite war-crime suspects or face further political and economic isolation. Assistant Secretary of State John Shattuck said he told Mr Milosevic "that international financial assistance and access to the international organisations ... depends on much more co-operation with the International War Crimes Tribunal". Mr Shattuck said Mr Milosevic had provided access for foreign visitors to some known sites of massive Bosnian Serb war crimes, like Srebrenica in eastern Bosnia, and allowed the opening of the tribunal's office in Belgrade this summer.

"But I made clear to him that was not enough," Mr Shattuck told reporters.

Belgrade - AP

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