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Cablegate: Croatian President Franjo Tudjman's Letter To

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UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 02 ZAGREB 00557

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USUN PLEASE PASS TO SYG'S SPECIAL ENVOY, CYRUS VANCE

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PREL
SUBJECT: CROATIAN PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN'S LETTER TO
SYG'S SPECIAL ENVOY, CYRUS VANCE


1. PER SEPTEL, THERE FOLLOWS THE ENGLISH TEXT OF
CROATIAN PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN'S LETTER TO CYRUS
VANCE, THE SYG'S SPECIAL ENVOY.

2. BEGIN TEXT:

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CYRUS R. VANCE
PERSONAL ENVOY OF THE SECRETARY-GENERAL
OF THE UNITED NATIONS

YOUR EXCELLENCY:

THE NUMBER OF CEASE-FIRE VIOLATIONS AND ESCALATING
ATTACKS ON CROATIAN CITIES AND VILLAGES, AS WELL AS
EXPULSIONS OF REMAINING CROATIAN AND NON-SERBIAN
POPULATIONS FROM THE OCCUPIED AREAS OF THE REPUBLIC OF
CROATIA, IS ASSUMING ALARMING PROPORTIONS.

UNFORTUNATELY, OUR FEARS ABOUT THE WAR SPREADING TO
NEIGHBOURING BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA HAVE BEEN REALIZED.
THERE, THE SAME SCENARIO AND THE SAME TERRITORIAL
PRETENSIONS ARE BEING INFLICTED UPON THE CROATIAN AND
MOSLEM POPULATIONS. HORRIBLE CRIMES ARE BEING
PERPETRATED AGAINST THEM AND THEY ARE BEING EXPELLED
FROM THEIR HOMES IN ORDER TO ETHNICALLY "PURIFY" THE
TERRITORY FOR A GREATER SERBIA. THESE ACTIONS
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ENDANGER THE DEPLOYMENT OF THE UNITED NATIONS
PEACE-KEEPING FORCES, THE PEACE CONFERENCE ON
YUGOSLAVIA, AND STABILITY IN THIS PART OF EUROPE.

THE ALREADY-EXISTING 600,000 REFUGEES IN CROATIA HAVE
BEEN JOINED IN THE PAST SEVERAL DAYS BY 65,000 MORE
FROM BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA, AND THE NUMBERS ARE
INCREASING DAILY. THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF
CROATIA IS DOING ALL POSSIBLE TO ASSIST THOSE AFFECTED
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BY THIS SENSELESS WAR, BUT DUE TO THE DESTRUCTION
WHICH WE HAVE ALREADY SUFFERED AND THE NUMBER OF
REFUGEES WITHIN CROATIA, IT IS DIFFICULT FOR US TO
RESOLVE THE HUMANITARIAN PROBLEMS CAUSED BY THE
ESCALATION OF THE CONFLICT IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA
WITHOUT YOUR AID.

WE APPEAL TO YOU TO USE YOUR PERSONAL INFLUENCE AND
THE INTERNATIONAL REPUTATION YOUR COUNTRY ENJOYS TO
ACTIVATE THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY TO UNDERTAKE
ENERGETIC MEASURES AGAINST SERBIA, MONTENEGRO AND THE
YUGOSLAV NATIONAL ARMY, IN ORDER TO BRING TO A
PERMANENT END THE AGGRESSION AND DEATH OF INNOCENT
PEOPLE. IT IS CRITICAL THAT THE INTERNATIONAL
MECHANISM FOR HALTING THE AGGRESSION AGAINST THE
INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED STATES OF CROATIA AND
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA BE APPLIED.

MORE CONCRETELY, IT IS NECESSARY TO SPEED UP THE
DEPLOYMENT DATE ENVISIONED FOR THE PEACEKEEPING TROOPS
AND THE RETREAT OF THE YUGOSLAV NATIONAL ARMY FROM THE
ENTIRE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA; TO LIFT
ALL AIR, SEA AND LAND BLOCKADES; AND TO GUARANTEE THE
RETURN OF ALL REFUGEES. THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
SHOULD IMMEDIATELY CONSIDER A PEACE-KEEPING PLAN AND
OPERATION IN BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA. IT IS ALSO
IMPERATIVE TO CONCLUDE THE PROCESS OF INTERNATIONALLY
DE-RECOGNIZING YUGOSLAVIA.

YOUR EXCELLENCY, THE EFFORTS BY THE INTERNATIONAL
COMMUNITY TO POLITICALLY RESOLVE THE CRISIS ON THE
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TERRITORY OF FORMER YUGOSLAVIA HAVE THUS FAR NOT BORNE
FRUIT. ON THE CONTRARY, SERBIA, MONTENEGRO, AND THE
YUGOSLAV NATIONAL ARMY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR VIOLENCE TO
BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA IN ORDER TO PREVENT THE CONVENING
OF TALKS ON THE CONSTITUTIONAL FRAMEWORK OF
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UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 02 ZAGREB 00557

SIPDIS


USUN PLEASE PASS TO SYG'S SPECIAL ENVOY, CYRUS VANCE

E.O. 12356: N/A
TAGS: PREL
SUBJECT: CROATIAN PRESIDENT FRANJO TUDJMAN'S LETTER TO
SYG'S SPECIAL ENVOY, CYRUS VANCE

BOSNIA-HERZEGOVINA AND THE CONCLUSION OF THE PEACE
CONFERENCE IN BRUSSELS. IT IS THEREFORE NECESSARY TO
CONSIDER OTHER MEANS, IN ADDITION TO ALREADY EXISTING
ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL PRESSURE, IN ORDER TO HALT THE
AGGRESSION AND TO GUARANTEE INTERNATIONAL PEACE, AS
ENVISIONED IN THE UNITED NATIONS CHARTER.
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YOUR EXCELLENCY, IN THE NAME OF DEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES
AND PEACE BETWEEN NATIONS AND PEOPLES, FOR WHICH YOU
HAVE INTERCEDED, I APPEAL TO YOU TO DO ALL IN YOUR
POWER AND IN THE POWER OF THE INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY
TO HALT THE BARBARIC AGGRESSION AND PREVENT FURTHER
DESTRUCTION OF ENTIRE COMMUNITIES, AS WELL AS THE
DEATH AND SUFFERING OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF
CIVILIANS, INNOCENT AND WEAK ELDERLY CITIZENS, WOMEN
AND CHILDREN.

IN THE HOPE THAT YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY UNDERTAKE
EFFECTIVE AND DECISIVE MEASURES, PLEASE ACCEPT, YOUR
EXCELLENCY, THE EXPRESSION OF MY DEEPEST RESPECT.

PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF CROATIA
DR. FRANJO TUDJMAN

ZAGREB, APRIL 13, 1992

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