U.S. supports UN court ruling on Kosovo independence

09:07, July 23, 2010      

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The United States on Thursday expressed support to a UN court ruling that the 2008 Kosovo independence declaration does not violate the general international law.

"The ICJ (International Court of Justice) ruling strongly asserts that Kosovo's declaration of independence is legal, a judgment we support. Now it is time for Europe to unite behind a common future," State Department spokesman Philip Crowley said in a statement.

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) said in a non-binding opinion on Thursday that the 2008 Kosovo independence declaration does not violate the general international law.

Kosovo, an autonomous Serbian province, unilaterally declared independence from Serbia two years ago and remains under United Nations administration.

In October 2008, Serbia demanded that the UN General Assembly ask the ICJ to issue an opinion on the legality of Kosovo's breakaway from Serbia.

Source: Xinhua

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