28 April 1998
Statement by the Secretary General of NATO, Dr. Javier Solana on
recent disturbances in Bosnia and Herzegovina
I deplore the recent acts of intimidation and violence in a number of
locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina including Derventa, Drvar, Phelan
and Svjetlica, which have been targeted against those who wish to
return to their homes. Such acts are blatant violations of the
Dayton Peace Accords, which all the Parties are obliged to uphold.
The responsible local and national authorities must take concrete
steps to prevent such acts and to promote the return of refugees and
displaced persons to their homes.
SFOR will continue to support those working to implement Dayton and
will take firm action, as provided by its mandate, against those
seeking to undermine any aspect of the Peace Agreement, including the
legitimate return of refugees and displaced persons to their homes.