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Iran Gave Croatia Millions for Help to Bosnia ^

Posted on 07/20/2007 7:05:32 AM PDT by kronos77

Croatia provided Bihac with weapons and ammunition in exchange for millions of dollars it received from Iran.

Lajla Mlinarić

Hina photo: ilustracija

In 1994 and 1995 Iran paid Croatia more than 50 million dollars so Zagreb could deliver weapons and ammunition to the Bosnian government necessary for the defence of Bihac, former Bosnian diplomat, Ivica Misic, said.

In a brief interview published by the Nezavisne novine daily from Banja Luka (BH), Misic said that he had personally witnessed talks between the then Bosnian foreign minister Haris Silajdzic, former Croatian foreign minister Mate Granic and Iranian official Ali Akbar Velayati.

“At the meeting it was agreed that Croatia deliver weapons, ammunition and other assistance to Bihac and that everything would be paid for by Iran”, Misic said, explaining that the talks had held place in New York in the autumn of 1994 when Silajdzic had asked for help to prevent the occupation of Bihac.

“It was a vast amount of money that encompassed some earlier deliveries as well”, the former Bosnian ambassador at the United Nations said.

Misic did not specify the exact amount of money, but said that it was “much more” than 46 million dollars as had been speculated.

“Velayati asked Granic how much money was needed. I was shocked with the number Granic came up with and Velayati just said: Send the weapons to the Bosnians and tomorrow you will get the check”, Misic said.

Mate Granic confirmed for Nezavisne novine the cooperation between Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia and Iran, but refuted that he had personally attended the meeting Misic spoke about.

TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: bosnia; iran; serbia; terror

1 posted on 07/20/2007 7:05:35 AM PDT by kronos77
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2 posted on 07/20/2007 7:08:18 AM PDT by kronos77 ( and Save Kosovo from Islam!)
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Didn’t that money come via USA when Clinton broke the UN arms embargo sending over $800 million in arms via Iran to Bosnia?
3 posted on 07/20/2007 7:50:46 AM PDT by Andy from Beaverton (I'm so anti-pc, I use a Mac)
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To: kronos77

Fascists helping fascists.

4 posted on 07/20/2007 8:00:31 AM PDT by serbami68
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To: serbami68

Millions to Croatia and the Herze-Croats Dhimmi are left holding the bag!

5 posted on 07/20/2007 8:34:11 AM PDT by F-117A (Mr. Bush, have someone read UN Resolution 1244 to you!!!)
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To: kronos77
For more background:


6 posted on 07/20/2007 9:52:52 AM PDT by Ooh-Ah
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To: Calpernia; FARS; Founding Father


7 posted on 07/20/2007 11:33:46 AM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( Today is a good day for working on some heavy praying. The world needs God to hear them.)
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To: F-117A

a flaming bag of poo.

8 posted on 07/20/2007 12:41:44 PM PDT by serbami68
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To: kronos77

More here

9 posted on 07/21/2007 3:22:19 PM PDT by Dragonfly
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