After Bosnian Croats called for the establishment of a third, Croat-ed entity in the country, the Bosniak member of the tripartite presidency, Bakir Izetbegovic, warned that this could cause armed conflict.
Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak member of the Bosnian tripartite presidency, warned on Sunday that Croats “cannot get a third entity in Bosnia without a war”.
His reaction came after a Bosnian Croat declaration last week which lent support to Croats’ campaign to have an entity of their own in Bosnia, in addition to the Serb-dominated Republika Srpska and the Bosniak-Croat Federation.
“This nonsense that serves their own constituency… Do you think that after the concentration camps, someone would allow something like that?” Izetbegovic told Croatian public broadcaster HRT, referring to prison camps run by Bosnian Croats where Bosniaks were held during the 1990s war.
Many officials in Croatia, and many Bosnian Croats, advocate the formation of a so-called ‘third entity’ in Bosnia, which would be Croat-dominated, as Republika Srpska is led by Serbs.
But Izetbegovic warned against what he said were attempts to divide up Bosnia and Herzegovina
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