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Cablegate: Cgyool: Tudjman Summons Dip Corps; Spells

This record is a partial extract of the original cable. The full text of the original cable is not available.

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GENEVA FOR USDEL ICFY (JACKOVITCH); USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE

E.O. 12356: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

REF: A) ZAGREB 2226 (NOTAL)

- B) ZAGREB 2223 (NOTAL)
- C) ZAGREB 2147 (NOTAL)

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INTRODUCTION AND SUMMARY
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1. PRESIDENT TUDJMAN SUMMONED ALL ZAGREB CHIEFS OF
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MISSION TO THE "PREDSJEDNICKI DVORI" NOVEMBER 4 TO
HEAR A STATEMENT OF CROATIAN GOVERNMENT VIEWS ON A
RANGE OF B-H, UNPA, AND UNPROFOR-RELATED ISSUES.
OUR RECENT DISCUSSIONS WITH TUDJMAN, REPORTED
REFTELS, COVERED MUCH OF THIS GROUND.

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2. TUDJMAN DENOUNCED ALLEGATIONS THAT CROATIA AIMS
TO "CARVE UP" B-H OR HAD CONNIVED IN THE FALL OF
BOSANSKI BROD OR JAJCE. HE TERMED OWEN'S SUGGESTION
OF IMPOSING SANCTIONS ON CROATIA "ASTONISHING."
CROATIA HAD BEEN AMONG THE FIRST TO RECOGNIZE B-H,
HAD APPOINTED AN AMBASSADOR TO B-H, HAD ACCEPTED OVER
450,000 B-H REFUGEES, AND, HAD CROATIA NOT HELPED THE
BOSNIAN CROATS ORGANIZE AGAINST SERBIAN AGGRESSION,
WOULD NOW BE HOST TO OVER A MILLION B-H REFUGEES.
FIGHTING AMONG BOSNIAN CROATS AND MUSLIMS RESULTED
FROM LOCAL FACTORS, NOT FROM LEADERSHIP POLICY
DECISIONS. CROATIA BELIEVES B-H CAN SURVIVE AS AN
INDEPENDENT STATE ONLY AS A UNION OF THREE
CONSTITUENT PEOPLES -- BUT, "WITHOUT DOUBT, CROATIA
IS FOR MAINTAINING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF B-H."

3. ON THE UNPAS AND UNPROFOR, TUDJMAN SAID THAT,
WHILE CROATIA APPRECIATES THE ROLE THE UN PLAYED IN
HALTING THE WAR IN CROATIA, UNPROFOR HAD FAILED IN
ITS ESSENTIAL TASK OF DISARMING THE SERBS IN THE
UNPAS. HE CITED NUMEROUS INSTANCES OF HEAVY WEAPONRY
STILL IN SERB HANDS IN THE UNPAS AND ESTIMATED
"WELL-ARMED" SERBIAN STRENGTH IN THE UNPAS AT 18,000.
HE CALLED FOR THE UNSC TO AUTHORIZE IMPLEMENTATION OF
UNPROFOR'S MANDATE BY FORCE OF ARMS IF NECESSARY. HE
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SAID CROATIA WOULD SHORTLY SEND A MEMO TO THE UN
OUTLINING THIS SITUATION. AND HE WARNED THAT, UNDER
THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, CROATIA COULD NOT AGREE TO


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GENEVA FOR USDEL ICFY (JACKOVITCH); USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE

E.O. 12356: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

EXTEND UNPROFOR'S MANDATE.

4. FONMIN SKRABALO CLARIFIED AFTER THE SESSION THAT
TUDJMAN HAD NOT INTENDED TO BREAK NEW GROUND ON THE
UNPROFOR EXTENSION ISSUE; THE GOC WILL REVIEW THE
ENTIRE SITUATION WITH THE UN IN JANUARY AND THERE-
AFTER MAKE ITS DECISION.

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CROATIAN POLICY TOWARD B-H
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5. TUDJMAN BEGAN BY COMMENTING THAT ONE NOW OFTEN
SEES "BIASED AND ERRONEOUS" INTERPRETATIONS OF
CROATIAN POLICY TOWARD B-H. HE REFERRED SPECIFICALLY
TO CLAIMS THAT CROATIA ALONE OR IN CONNIVANCE WITH
SERBIA AIMED TO "CARVE UP" B-H AND SAID SUCH CLAIMS
WERE UTTERLY UNFOUNDED. CROATIA HAD NOT ONLY TRIED
TO PREVENT THE OUTBREAK OF WAR IN B-H, IT HAD SOUGHT
CONSISTENTLY TO END THE WAR. NOTING "ACCUSATIONS"
THAT FORCES FROM CROATIA ITSELF WERE ENGAGED IN B-H,
TUDJMAN SAID THAT CROATIA HAD HELPED THE CROATS OF
BOSNIA TO "ORGANIZE" THEMSELVES AGAINST SERBIAN/
MONTENEGRIN AGGRESSION AND HAD COORDINATED OPERATIONS
WITH THEM IN CROATIA/B-H BORDER AREAS. NOTING "VIEWS,
EVEN FROM SERIOUS INTERNATIONAL CIRCLES," OF CROATIAN
COMPLICITY IN THE FALL OF BOSANSKI BROD AND JAJCE,
TUDJMAN SAID THAT THESE TOO WERE GROUNDLESS.

6. UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, IT WAS "ASTONISHING,"
TUDJMAN STATED, THAT OWEN HAD SAID THAT THOUGHT SHOULD
BE GIVEN TO EXTENDING SANCTIONS TO CROATIA BECAUSE OF
ITS INVOLVEMENT IN B-H. CROATIA'S POLICY TOWARD B-H
HAD BEEN CONSISTENT FROM THE VERY BEGINNING. CROATIA
HAD BEEN AMONG THE VERY FIRST TO RECOGNIZE B-H AS A
SOVEREIGN STATE; IT HAD APPOINTED AN AMBASSADOR TO
B-H; AND, IN ACCORD WITH AGREEMENTS WITH IZETBEGOVIC,
IT HAD APPOINTED ITS REPRESENTATIVES TO AGREED JOINT
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COMMISSIONS WITH B-H. MOREOVER, CROATIA HAD TAKEN IN
OVER 450,000 REFUGEES FROM B-H. HAD CROATIA NOT
HELPED THE CROATIAN PEOPLE B-H ORGANIZE FOR


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GENEVA FOR USDEL ICFY (JACKOVITCH); USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE

E.O. 12356: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

SELF-DEFENSE, THERE WOULD NOW BE FEW IF ANY CROATS
LEFT IN B-H AND OVER A MILLION REFUGEES IN CROATIA.

7. TUDJMAN ADMITTED THERE HAD BEEN "A FEW" INSTANCES
OF CONFLICT BETWEEN BOSNIAN CROATS AND MUSLIMS; THESE,
HOWEVER, ORIGINATED FROM LOCAL DISPUTES, NOT AS A
RESULT OF POLICY DECISIONS BY EITHER LEADERSHIP.
BOTH SIDES HAVE TAKEN STEPS TO PREVENT RECURRENCES.

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8. TUDJMAN SAID THAT THE ALREADY VERY DIFFICULT
SITUATION REGARDING NATIONAL, ETHNIC, AND RELIGIOUS
RELATIONS IN B-H WAS MADE EVEN MORE DIFFICULT BY THE
EXISTENCE OF COMMUNIST HOLDOVERS ON THE SERBIAN SIDE
AND THE PRESENCE OF MUJAHIDIN IN MUSLIM RANKS.
CROATIA SEES B-H AS THE EPITOME OF ALL OF THE MOST
CRITICAL PROBLEMS OF THE FORMER YUGOSLAVIA, HE ADDED.
THE SITUATION IN B-H MUST BE RESOLVED FOR THE GOOD OF
CROATIAN, EUROPEAN, AND EVEN GLOBAL INTERESTS. BASED
ON ITS HISTORICAL EXPERIENCE, CROATIA BELIEVED THAT
B-H COULD SURVIVE AS AN INDEPENDENT STATE ONLY AS A
UNION OF THREE CONSTITUENT PEOPLES.

9. TUDJMAN SAID THAT IN RECENT TALKS WITH
IZETBEGOVIC CROATIA HAD ESTABLISHED THE BASIS FOR
RESOLVING ALL MISUNDERSTANDINGS, NOT ONLY BETWEEN
CROATIA AND B-H BUT ALSO BETWEEN BOSNIAN CROATS AND
MUSLIMS. IZETBEGOVIC AGREED WITH THIS ASSESSMENT,
TUDJMAN CLAIMED. AND IZETBEGOVIC HAD ACCEPTED THAT
THE PRESIDENCY OF B-H SHOULD INCLUDE CROATIAN
REPRESENTATIVES CHOSEN BY THE BOSNIAN CROATS
THEMSELVES. "WITHOUT DOUBT," TUDJMAN AFFIRMED,
CROATIA "IS FOR MAINTAINING THE SOVEREIGNTY OF B-H."

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THE UNPAS AND UNPROFOR
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10. TUDJMAN SAID "WE IN CROATIA APPRECIATE AND
EXPRESS OUR GRATITUDE TO THE INTERNATIONAL
PEACEKEEPING COMMUNITY." UNPROFOR HAD CONTRIBUTED TO
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HALTING THE WAR AND PREVENTING EVEN GREATER LOSS OF
LIFE IN CROATIA. BUT THE CROATIAN PUBLIC AND
GOVERNMENT -- ESPECIALLY IN THE LIGHT OF SOME 300,000


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GENEVA FOR USDEL ICFY (JACKOVITCH); USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE

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TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

PERSONS STILL DISPLACED FROM THEIR HOMES -- ARE
INCREASINGLY DISSATISFIED WITH AND FRUSTRATED BY
DELAYS IN IMPLEMENTATION OF THE VANCE PLAN.

11. UNPROFOR HAS NOT SUCCEEDED EVEN IN IMPLEMENTING
THE ESSENTIAL TASK OF DISARMING THE SERBS IN THE
UNPAS, TUDJMAN STRESSED. UNPROFOR HAS GOTTEN THE JNA
OUT OF THE UNPAS AND, NOW, OUT OF PREVLAKA. BUT
PARAMILITARY AND IRREGULAR SERBIAN UNITS ARE GROWING
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IN THE UNPAS AND NOW HAVE A STRENGTH OF AROUND 18,000
ORGANIZED, WELL-ARMED MEN. IN SECTOR EAST, FOR
EXAMPLE, AROUND BELI MANASTIR, SERBIAN FORCES HAVE 16
APC'S "PAINTED BLUE" (PRESUMABLY "MILITIA-BLUE") PLUS
10 T-34 TANKS, AND FIVE MORE TANKS IN BATINA. IN
SECTOR WEST, NOT ALL OF THE HEAVY WEAPONRY IS 30 KM
FROM THE BORDER, AS REQUIRED; IN ONE LOCALE ALONE --
ON THE BORDER -- THE SERBS HAVE 7 TANKS AND 2 MORTAR
BATTERIES. IN SECTOR NORTH, AROUND GLINA AND VIRGIN
MOST, THERE ARE SUBSTANTIAL NUMBERS OF SERB-HELD
TANKS AND APC'S. AND IN OTHER AREAS, WHERE HEAVY
ARMS HAVE SUPPOSEDLY BEEN ROUNDED UP, THEY ARE NOT
WELL SECURED. IN SECTOR SOUTH, THE SERBS HAVE 9
TANKS, PLUS ARTILLERY AND MORTARS, AT GRACAC, AS WELL
AS TANKS AT DRNIS. IN KNIN, THERE IS A SERB-
CONTROLLED COMPANY OF T-55 TANKS. IN BARANJA (SECTOR
EAST), THERE IS VIRTUALLY A NON-STOP FERRY OF ARMS
AND PERSONNEL TO AND FROM SERBIA.

12. TUDJMAN ARGUED THAT THE SECURITY COUNCIL MUST
AUTHORIZE UNPROFOR TO IMPLEMENT THEIR MANDATE, EVEN
IF THAT REQUIRES RESORTING TO ARMS. AMONG OTHER
UNPROFOR SHORTCOMINGS, THERE HAD BEEN VIRTUALLY
NOTHING DONE TO PERMIT THE RETURN OF THE DISPLACED.
ON THE CONTRARY, EVEN UNDER THE EYES OF UNPROFOR NEW
CRIMES ARE BEING COMMITTED BY SERBS. IN SECTOR EAST,
FOR EXAMPLE, THERE HAVE BEEN 600 (PRESUMABLY
NON-SERBS) KILLED SINCE THE DEPLOYMENT OF UNPROFOR.
IN BARANJA, NOT ONLY CROATS ARE PERSECUTED AND
KILLED, BUT ALL NON-SERB NATIONALITIES, ESPECIALLY
HUNGARIANS. IN ADDITION, THE VANCE PLAN HAS NOT BEEN
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IMPLEMENTED WITH REGARD TO REESTABLISHMENT OF ROAD
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TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

PERUCA DAM, WHICH SUPPLIES MUCH OF DALMATIA'S POWER
-- AND ALL THIS BECAUSE OF THE INACTIVITY OF
UNPROFOR, AND THEIR PERMITTING EXTREMIST ELEMENTS OF
SERBS VIRTUALLY TO RUN FREE IN THE UNPAS.

13. CONTINUING, TUDJMAN SAID THAT UNPROFOR HAD ALSO
NOT IMPLEMENTED ITS MANDATE TO CONTROL THE BORDERS
BETWEEN CROATIA AND SERBIA AND BETWEEN CROATIA AND
B-H. HE ALLEGED EVIDENCE OF THE SERBS VIOLATING THE
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SANCTIONS AGAINST IMPORT OF OIL AND OTHER GOODS INTO
SERBIA/MONTENEGRO -- WITH THE ASSISTANCE OF UNPROFOR.

14. TUDJMAN SAID THE CROATIAN GOVERNMENT WOULD SEND
A MEMORANDUM TO THE UN SECRETARY GENERAL. HE ASKED
THAT OTHER GOVERNMENTS SUPPORT CROATIA'S STAND.
CROATIA WANTS UNPROFOR IMMEDIATELY TO IMPLEMENT THE
VANCE PLAN, TUDJMAN EMPHASIZED. IN THAT REGARD,
UNPROFOR CAN CONTINUE TO COUNT ON CROATIAN
COOPERATION. BUT, UNDER THESE CIRCUMSTANCES, CROATIA
COULD NOT AGREE TO AN EXTENSION OF UNPROFOR'S
MANDATE, BECAUSE SERBIAN ELEMENTS ARE USING IT
(UNPROFOR'S PRESENCE) TO CONSOLIDATE THEIR POSITION
IN THE UNPAS AND IN NEIGHBORING AREAS OF B-H.

15. TUDJMAN SAID CROATIA HAD PROVIDED THE POLITICAL
PREREQUISITES FOR A RESOLUTION OF THE BASIC PROBLEM
IN THE UNPAS (PRESUMABLY A REFERENCE TO THE LAW ON
ABOLITION). HE REFERRED TO SEVERAL INSTANCES IN
WHICH GROUPS OF CROATIAN SERBS HAD VOLUNTARILY
SURRENDERED ARMS "FORCED ON THEM BY THE JNA" IN
HOPES OF NORMALIZING THEIR STATUS IN CROATIA.
NONETHELESS, HE SAID, THE SITUATION IS WORSENING
BECAUSE OF EXTREMIST ELEMENTS SUPPLIED BY BELGRADE.

16. HE SAID THAT CROATIA IS READY TO IMPLEMENT THE
LAW ON LOCAL SELF-GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING IN THE
SERBIAN AREAS, IN THE CONTEXT OF HOLDING ELECTIONS TO
THE SECOND CHAMBER OF THE SABOR IN THE COMING
TWO-THREE MONTHS. IN THE MEANTIME, CROATIA WILL PASS
A LAW AIMED AT CONTROLLING FURTHER ENCROACHMENTS ON
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ITS TERRITORY; THIS WILL BE DONE AS A WARNING TO THE
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USEC BRUSSELS
WHITE HOUSE WASHDC 1026


LIMITED OFFICIAL USE SECTION 06 OF 06 ZAGREB 02290


GENEVA FOR USDEL ICFY (JACKOVITCH); USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE

E.O. 12356: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR PREL MOPS PREF HR BK
SUBJECT: CGYOOL: TUDJMAN SUMMONS DIP CORPS; SPELLS
- OUT POSITIONS ON B-H, UNPAS, OTHER ISSUES

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