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September 23, 1992: United Nations ousts Belgrade

Today in History: September 23, 1992: United Nations ousts Belgrade

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1992 - The United Nations General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to expel the Belgrade government from the seat once occupied by the defunct Yugoslav federation. The vote came after Milan Panic, the Prime Minister of the truncated Yugoslavia, said he was struggling to promote peace against “militant nationalists who defy our orders”. The expulsion is intended to put pressure on Belgrade to end all support for Serbian irregular forces fighting in neighbouring Bosnia and Herzegovina and cooperate fully with peace efforts being pursued by the European Commission and the UN in Geneva. The resolution says that the Belgrade government must reapply for membership in the UN, as the other constituent republics of the former Yugoslav federation have already done.

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