Serbian PM asks US not to deliver weapons to Croatia

Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic on Thursday called on countries in the region not to arm themselves, saying Serbia too would see to its protection and that he had asked the United States not to deliver weapons to Croatia.

Commenting for Pink TV on Croatia's intention to procure ballistic missiles, Vucic said he could not see what Croatia would do with them and with launchers.

"We ask everyone in our neighbourhood not to do that, but if they do it, we will have to protect our country," he said, adding that he "said so to everyone in the most direct way" and that he asked the Americans not to deliver weapons to Croatia.

He said Croatia had not yet received the weapons and that US representatives had assured him that they understood his message. "I hope they won't receive them. If they do, we'll have an answer ready."

"My job is for Serbia to be a safe and protected country. Serbia wants peace. It won't and doesn't want to threaten anyone, but its citizens will be protected," Vucic said.

Last update: Tue, 28/06/2016 - 17:25

More from Balkan

Serbia and Slovenia to hold joint govt meeting

A joint meeting of the governments of Serbia and Slovenia is scheduled for Monday in Belgrade, says a a press...

800 victims from Huda Jama mass grave to be reburied in Maribor

Remains of about 800 victims unearthed from the disused Slovenian mine of Huda Jama, one of the largest multiple...

Slovenia erecting panel fence along Croatia border

Slovenia started putting up a metal panel fence at its biggest border crossing with Croatia, Bregana-Obrezje, on...

Dodik to abandon EU path if Bosnian Serb entity sanctioned for referendum

The President of Bosnia and Herzegovina's Serb entity Republika Srpska, Milorad Dodik, on Friday threatened that the...

Serbia will not increase accommodation capacity for migrants

Serbia has been given additional funds by the European Union to manage the migrant crisis during the winter, but it...