December 24, 1996 in Nation/World

Serbs Refuse To Join New Government

Compiled From Wire Services

Revealing what foreign officials say is the continued power of Radovan Karadzic, a man indicted for war crimes who is supposed to have been removed from all political influence, Bosnian Serb leaders Monday refused to participate in the new national government of Bosnia.

The decision frustrated even the optimists among foreign diplomats, who nevertheless generally characterized it as perhaps only a temporary setback.

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