On the occasion of the latest anti-Dayton and anti-constitutional messages delivered today by the President of BiH entity Milorad Dodik, member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina Denis Bećirović said that everyone must know that there can be neither a peaceful nor a violent breakup of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Dodik’s message “that the SNSD will create an agreement on the peaceful separation of the FBiH and the RS” is a tragic delusion of an irresponsible politician who has stepped deeply into dangerous anti-Dayton and anti-constitutional waters. However, he and others like him must know that there can be neither a peaceful nor a violent breakup of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, said Bećirović.
“We will defend the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina with all available legal, political, diplomatic and other legal means in accordance with national and international law. “Those who thought it was possible to build a state on the internationally recognized state territory of Bosnia and Herzegovina ended up as war criminals with life sentences,” added the member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
As he said, Milorad Dodik and his mentors must know that the fundamental determination of the Dayton Peace Agreement and the Constitution of Bosnia and Herzegovina is that all political and other factors are “committed to the sovereignty, territorial integrity and political independence of Bosnia and Herzegovina in accordance with international law”.
Dodik’s message that “Bosnia and Herzegovina is an imposed, forced state union, created under pressure and maintained under pressure” is hypocritical and incorrect. Bosnia and Herzegovina is a natural, historical, legal and political fact that has lasted for more than 1,000 years. Entities in the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina are neither historical nor natural facts. Their origin in the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina was described in detail by the courts of the United Nations in their judgments. If Dodik’s anti-Dayton and unreasonable policy leads to a split, it will be a split with what was condemned in the final verdicts of the world’s highest courts, said Bećirović.
“On any attempt to realize a secessionist policy directed against the independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as well as on any other attempt that threatens the peace within the Bosnian pluralistic society, the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina, as a full member of the United Nations, will promptly and adequately respond, in accordance with the UN Charter and other relevant international treaties. No one should underestimate the strength of the state of Bosnia and Herzegovina and the willingness of the vast majority of people to preserve an independent, sovereign, indivisible and multi-ethnic Bosnia and Herzegovina. We won’t go anywhere else, we won’t give Bosnia and Herzegovina!”, Bećirović said in a statement.