USA: We are proud of the Srebrenica Genocide Resolution

The United States is proud to co-sponsor a draft resolution on the Srebrenica genocide at the United Nations, the State Department said.
"Appropriate commemoration of this crime, as well as the memory of the thousands who lost their lives, is consistent with the United Nations' efforts to recognize and commemorate other instances of genocide," the statement sent to VOA said.
The announcement states that the International Criminal Court as well as the International Court in The Hague have confirmed the fact that genocide took place in Srebrenica in July 1995.
It recalled that the US had supported previous resolutions affirming cases of genocide around the world – which had been upheld by international courts.
"Noting the historical truths and accepting the facts puts the region on the path to reconciliation.
Given the denial of the genocide heard in the countries of the Western Balkans, "the United States considers it important to commemorate the genocide in Srebrenica in this way," the State Department's response added.
The Foreign Office also points out that the resolution is not directed against any state, nor does it impose collective responsibility on any particular ethnic group.
BGNES reminds that consultations are being held at the UN headquarters in New York on the draft resolution to declare July 11 as the International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica.
The consultations on the "International Day of Remembrance of the Genocide in Srebrenica 1995" were convened by the permanent missions of Germany and Rwanda, together with the missions of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Chile, Finland, France, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, the Netherlands, Liechtenstein, Malaysia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Turkey and USA.
The proposal for a decision should enter the agenda at the beginning of May.
The Srebrenica massacre was the largest on the European continent since the Second World War (WWW). In the summer of 1995, in the protected enclave of Srebrenica, Bosnian Serb forces commanded by Radko Mladic massacred thousands of Bosnian Muslims within hours. So far, the bodies of nearly 8,800 of them, who were buried in Potocari near Srebrenica, have been identified./BGNES