- Title: BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA - BOSNIAN SERBS LET U.N. CONVOYS RESUME
- Date: 22nd October 1994
- Summary: PALE, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA (OCTOBER 22, 1994) 1. SV/PAN UN SPECIAL ENVOY YASUSHI AKASHI GREETED BY OFFICIALS AS HE ARRIVES FOR TALKS WITH BOSNIAN SERB LEADERS 0.07 2. SV DELEGATIONS HEADING INSIDE BUILDING FOR TALKS 0.12 3. LV/SV VARIOUS OF AKASHI, UNPROFOR COMMANDER FOR BOSNIA, GENERAL SIR MICHAEL ROSE, AND BOSNIAN SERB LEADER RADOVAN KARADZIC SEATED FOR TALKS/ OFFICIALS SEATED (4 SHOTS) 0.31 4. MCU AKASHI SPEAKING ABOUT TALKS (ENGLISH) 5. SV MEDIA 0.50 6. SV AKASHI SPEAKING 1.25 7. MCU KARADZIC SPEAKING ABOUT THE WITHDRAWAL OF BOSNIAN MOSLEM FORCES FROM MOUNT IGMAN DMZ. (ENGLISH) 1.42 8. CAMERAMEN 1.44 TRANSCRIPT OF SEQUENCE 4/5/6: AKASHI: THERE HAS BEEN A SATISFACTORY CONCLUSION, AS TO THE FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT OF OUR LOGISTICAL CONVOYS, FOR UNPROFOR, AS WELL AS FOR HUMANITARIAN CONVOYS FOR (INDISTINCT). WE DISCUSSED THE QUESTION ALSO MOUNT IGMAN THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE - IN WHICH U.N. AND THE SECURITY COUNCIL UNANIMOUSLY HAS COME OUT IN FAVOUR OF FULL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF WITHDRAWAL OF ANY TROOPS FROM THE MOUNT IGMAN, THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE AND DR. KARADZIC IS PLEASED WITH THAT AND I INDICATED MY FULL RESOLVE TO CARRY OUT THAT WISH OF THE SECURITY COUNCIL." TRANSCRIPT OF SEQUENCE 7: KARADZIC: "THIS IS OF CRUCIAL IMPORTANCE THAT MOSLEM FORCES RESPECT THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE AND THIS IS VERY CRUCIAL FOR OUR FURTHER CO-OPERATION WITH THE UNPROFOR AND FOR THE TRUST OF THE UNPROFOR AMONGST SERBIAN PEOPLE." Initials Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved.
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- Location: PALE, BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
- Duration: 00:01:44
- Story Text: Bosnian Serbs have agreed to allow blockaded fuel convoys for United Nations peacekeeping forces to resume on Monday (October 24), U.N. official Sergio de Mello said on Saturday.
Agreement between U.N. special envoy Yasushi Akashi and Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic was reached after peacekeepers in the Moslem enclave of Gorazde said they had run out of fuel and could not fulfill their mission.
Akashi said after talks with Bosnian Serb leaders in Pale on Saturday that he would seek the removal of Bosnian government forces from a disputed demilitarised zone (DMZ) outside Sarajevo.
Karadzic, whose army is blockading U.N. fuel and aid convoys, said the Moslem-led government's compliance with the DMZ "is crucial for our further cooperation with (the U.N.)".
Akashi said Karadzic's attitude had been positive and added: "I look forward to improving the situation of supplies for us and for the population in need." U.N. peacekeepers said on Saturday that they had run out of fuel in one Moslem enclave under their protection in Serb territory and could not longer fulfill their mission because of the blockade.
Fuel in others was running out and aid convoys were also hit.
Serbs were demanding half of all fuel moved as well as the evacuation of Moslems from the DMZ.
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