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United States envoy to ensure end of Herceg Bosna

AUnited States envoy flew into Sarajevo yesterday to drive a stake through the heart of Bosnia's breakaway Croat mini-state, clearing the way for the Muslim-Croat federation, brokered by Washington in 1994.

The US Assistant Secretary of State, John Kornblum, returned to the Bosnian capital for talks with Muslim and Croat leaders to ensure an end to the breakaway Herceg Bosna before the month is out. "We expect Herceg Bosna to go up in a puff of smoke by midnight on Saturday at the latest," a US source said. Reuter - Sarajevo