US embassy cable - 92ZAGREB1869

CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE: SEPT 29, 1992

Identifier: 92ZAGREB1869
Wikileaks: View 92ZAGREB1869 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Zagreb
Created: 1992-09-29 16:13:00
Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
Tags: PGOV PREL MOPS PREF ECON HR PREL MOPS PREF ECON HR PREL MOPS PREF ECON HR BK War Crimes
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UNCLASSIFIED SECTION 01 OF 03 ZAGREB  01869 
 
SIPDIS 
 
USEC BRUSSELS 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 01 OF 03 ZAGREB 01869 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O.  12356: N/A 
TAGS: PGOV, PREL, MOPS, PREF, ECON, HR, PREL, MOPS, PREF, ECON, HR, PREL, MOPS, PREF, ECON, HR, BK, War Crimes 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE:  SEPT 29, 1992 
 
SUMMARY 
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1.  THE PRESIDENTS OF CROATIA AND SERBIA WILL MEET 
IN GENEVA TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 30) TO DISCUSS 
BILATERAL ISSUES.  THE CROATIAN RED CROSS HAS 
REGISTERED 26,110 MISSING PERSONS SINCE THE 
BEGINNING OF THE WAR.  ULTRA-RIGHTIST LEADER PARAGA 
MAINTAINS THAT LARGE QUANTITIES OF ARMS FOUND DURING 
A SEARCH OF HIS PARTY HEADQUARTERS SUNDAY WERE 
INTENDED FOR CROATIAN DEFENSE FORCE FIGHTERS IN 
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B-H.  LEADERS OF THE UNION OF SERBIAN PEOPLE 
ANNOUNCED THAT SERBS IN SOME PARTS OF HERCEGOVINA 
ARE COOPERATING WITH CROATS TO PREVENT CRIMES BY 
SERBIAN EXTREMISTS.  SERBIAN PLANES FIRED 
GROUND-TO-AIR ROCKETS AND DROPPED CRATER BOMBS ON 
SLAVONSKI BROD YESTERDAY.  THE ORTHODOX BISHOP OF 
BOSNIA TOLD INDEPENDENT BELGRADE RADIO STATION "B" 
THAT MASSIVE ATROCITIES AGAINST MUSLIMS HAVE TAKEN 
PLACE IN B-H.  CROATIA'S INTERIOR MINISTER HAS 
DECLARED A WAR AGAINST CRIME IN THE UNSETTLED CITY 
OF OSIJEK.  END SUMMARY. 
 
TUDJMAN-COSIC MEETING IN GENEVA 
------------------------------- 
 
2.  THE ZAGREB MEDIA LED WITH THE REPORT THAT UN 
PEACE ENVOY CYRUS VANCE HAD ANNOUNCED IN BELGRADE 
YESTERDAY THAT A MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE IN GENEVA 
SEPTEMBER 30 BETWEEN CROATIAN PRESIDENT TUDJMAN AND 
"FRY" PRESIDENT COSIC. 
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CROATIAN RED CROSS ABOUT MISSING PERSONS FROM CROATIA 
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3.  THE CROATIAN RED CROSS HAS ANNOUNCED THAT IT HAS 
REGISTERED 26,110 PERSONS AS MISSING SINCE THE WAR 
BEGAN.  IN SEPTEMBER ALONE, THE CROATIAN 
ORGANIZATION SENT 97 REQUESTS TO THE INTERNATIONAL 
RED CROSS ASKING THEM TO SEARCH FOR THE MISSING. 
 
HSP DENIES PLANS FOR MILITARY COUP 
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4.  LEADER OF THE EXTREME RIGHT-WING CROATIAN PARTY 
OF RIGHTS (HSP) DOBROSLAV PARAGA TOLD A SEPTEMBER 28 
PRESS CONFERENCE THAT THE SEARCH OF HIS PARTY'S 
HEADQUARTERS BY THE CROATIAN POLICE PROVES THAT 
 
 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AGRE-00  AID-01   AMAD-01  CEA-01   CIAE-00  PFIP-01 
      CTME-00  C-01     DODE-00  ITCE-00  CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01 
      EXME-00  E-01     FRB-01   HA-09    H-01     INRE-00  INR-01 
      IO-19    ITC-01   JUSE-00  LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00   NSAE-00 
      NSCE-00  OIC-02   OMB-01   OPIC-08  PA-02    PM-01    PRS-01 
      P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-01  SNP-01   SP-01    SR-01 
      SSO-00   SS-00    STR-18   TRSE-00  T-01     FMP-01     /102W 
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O 291613Z SEP 92 
FM AMCONSUL ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2209 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE PRIORITY 
USIA WASHDC 2118 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 02 OF 03 ZAGREB 01869 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O.  12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PNUM, MOPS, PREF, ECON, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE:  SEPT 29, 1992 
 
CROATIA IS NOT A DEMOCRATIC STATE.  PARAGA 
COMPLAINED THAT -- IN ADDITION TO LARGE QUANTITIES 
OF ARMS -- THE POLICE ALSO TOOK A FILE LISTING 
MEMBERS OF THE HOS (CROATIAN DEFENSE FORCES) 
OPERATING IN B-H.  PARAGA DENIED THAT THE EXPLOSIVES 
UNCOVERED IN THE SEARCH POSED ANY DANGER TO 
NEIGHBORING BUILDINGS AND DECLARED THE ARMS WERE 
MEANT FOR THE HOS.  PARAGA INSISTED THE POLICE HAD 
NO RIGHT TO ARREST 16 HSP MEMBERS AND SAID HE TURNED 
ASIDE OFFERS OF HELP FROM MEMBERS OF THE HV 
(CROATIAN ARMY) BECAUSE HE DID NOT WISH TO PROMOTE 
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"A MILITARY COUP" WHICH MIGHT HAVE RESULTED. 
 
SERB-CROAT COOPERATION IN B-H 
----------------------------- 
 
5.  THE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL OF THE UNION OF SERBIAN 
PEOPLE ANNOUNCED THAT -- IN SOME PARTS OF 
HERCEGOVINA, ESPECIALLY IN THE KONJIC DISTRICT -- 
ERBS AND CROATS ARE COOPERATING TO PREVENT CRIMES 
BY SERB EXTREMISTS WHO ARE ACTIVE IN THIS AREA.  THE 
COUNCIL EXPRESSED GRATITUDE TO THE HVO (CROATIAN 
DEFENSE COUNCIL), TO THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, AND TO THE 
CROATIAN PEOPLE FOR THEIR PROTECTION OF INNOCENT 
CITIZENS FROM ETHNIC CLEANSING.  THE COUNCIL ALSO 
NOTED THAT SOME SERBS HAVE VOLUNTARILY JOINED HVO 
UNITS. 
 
SLAVONSKI BROD ATTACKED BY AIR 
------------------------------ 
 
6.  ON SEPTEMBER 28, SERBIAN PLANES FIRED 12 
AIR-TO-GROUND ROCKETS AND EIGHT CRATER BOMBS (250 KG 
EACH) AT THE CENTER OF SLAVONSKI BROD.  THE ATTACK 
INJURED 11 PERSONS AND DAMAGED MANY RESIDENCES AND 
INDUSTRIAL BUILDINGS.  AFTER THE AIR ATTACK, SERBIAN 
ARTILLERY SHELLED THE CITY AND SURROUNDING AREAS 
FROM POSITIONS IN BOSNIA. 
 
ORTHODOX BISHOP SAYS SERBS KILLED 120,000 B-H MUSLIMS 
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7.  THE ZAGREB PRESS REPORTED AN INTERVIEW THAT THE 
SERBIAN ORTHODOX BISHOP IN BOSNIA GAVE TO BELGRADE'S 
INDEPENDENT TV STUDIO "B" IN WHICH HE ALLEGED HE 
MURDERS OF 120,000 MUSLIMS IN B-H, THE DESTRUCTION 
OF 200 MOSQUES, AND THE SERBIAN RAPE AND 
IMPREGNATION OF 30,000 MUSLIM WOMEN.  THE BISHOP 
 
 
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ACTION EUR-01 
 
INFO  LOG-00   AGRE-00  AID-01   AMAD-01  CEA-01   CIAE-00  PFIP-01 
      CTME-00  C-01     DODE-00  ITCE-00  CISA-02  DS-00    EB-01 
      EXME-00  E-01     FRB-01   HA-09    H-01     INRE-00  INR-01 
      IO-19    ITC-01   JUSE-00  LAB-04   L-03     ADS-00   NSAE-00 
      NSCE-00  OIC-02   OMB-01   OPIC-08  PA-02    PM-01    PRS-01 
      P-01     RP-10    SCT-03   SDEL-01  SNP-01   SP-01    SR-01 
      SSO-00   SS-00    STR-18   TRSE-00  T-01     FMP-01     /102W 
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O 291613Z SEP 92 
FM AMCONSUL ZAGREB 
TO SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 2210 
INFO AMEMBASSY BELGRADE PRIORITY 
USIA WASHDC 2119 
USDOC WASHDC 
AMEMBASSY ANKARA 
AMEMBASSY ATHENS 
AMEMBASSY BONN 
AMEMBASSY BRUSSELS 
AMEMBASSY BUDAPEST 
AMEMBASSY LONDON 
AMEMBASSY MADRID 
AMEMBASSY MOSCOW 
AMEMBASSY PARIS 
AMEMBASSY ROME 
AMEMBASSY VIENNA 
USMISSION USNATO 
USMISSION USUN NEW YORK 
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USEC BRUSSELS 
USMISSION GENEVA 
USMISSION USVIENNA 
 COMSIXTHFLT//N2// 
CINCUSNAVEUR LONDON UK//N2/N22// 
USEUCOM VAIHINGEN GM//ECJ3/ECJ5// 
CTF SIXZERO//N2// 
CTF SIXONE//N2// 
CTF SIXTWO//N2// 
CTF SIXSEVEN//JJOCC// 
FOSIF ROTA SP 
 
UNCLAS SECTION 03 OF 03 ZAGREB 01869 
 
SIPDIS 
 
 
USVIENNA FOR USDEL CSCE 
 
E.O.  12356: N/A 
TAGS:  PGOV, PREL, PNUM, MOPS, PREF, ECON, HR, BK 
SUBJECT:  CGYOOL -- ZAGREB UPDATE:  SEPT 29, 1992 
 
SAID THAT THE ORTHODOX CHURCH MUST TAKE A STANCE 
AGAINST THESE CRIMES. 
 
WAR AGAINST ORGANIZED CRIME IN OSIJEK 
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8.  CROATIAN MINISTER OF THE INTERIOR IVAN JARNJAK 
ATTENDED A MEETING OF POLICE LEADERS IN OSIJEK WHERE 
HE STRESSED THE NEED TO TAKE ACTION AGAINST THE 
LAWLESSNESS THAT HAS BEEN PLAGUING THE CITY OVER THE 
LAST FEW MONTHS.  A NEW POLICE CHIEF AND DEPUTY WERE 
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NAMED, AND THE FORMER POLICE CHIEF WAS MADE CHIEF OF 
THE BORDER POLICE AND COORDINATOR WITH UNPROFOR. 
THE POLICE ARE TO CONCENTRATE ON THE PREVENTION OF 
TERRORIST AND CRIMINAL INCIDENTS. 
 
NEITZKE 
 
 
 
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