Tagarchief: Netherlands

Srebrenica: US, UK had a ‘Deep Throat’ in Belgrade

For the second time in 20 years, former Dutch defence minister Joris Voorhoeve has said that “at least two allied nations” had prior knowledge about the 1995 Serbian onslaught against the UN-protected ‘safe areas’ in eastern Bosnia. He did not … Lees verder

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Flight MH17: Dutch government answers to Parliament

Letter of 27 October 2014 from the Minister of Security and Justice, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Defence to the House of Representatives answering questions relating to the MH17 air disaster Attached to this letter are … Lees verder

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Dutch PM Rutte: “president Putin must take responsibility”

At 17:55 on Saturday Prime Minister Mark Rutte issued a new statement on the air disaster in Ukraine involving flight MH17. ‘I want to see results in the form of unhindered access and a speedy recovery of the victims’ remains. … Lees verder

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Flight MH17: statement of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Ladies and gentlemen, The dramatic events that took place yesterday in Ukraine are now, a day later, assuming an increasingly tragic scale. Yesterday I spoke of 154 Dutch nationals who were known to have died. That number has now risen … Lees verder

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‘US and UK withheld vital information about Srebrenica’ (2005)

by Radio Netherlands Security and Defense editor Hans de Vreij 11 July 2005 Ten years after the fall of Srebrenica, a former Dutch defense minister has accused ‘at least two’ of the five permanent members of the United Nations Security … Lees verder

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Afghanistan: NATO again urges the Netherlands to stay

NATO has again called on the Netherlands to stay on in Afghanistan in a military capacity, arguing that a complete pull-out would have “major political consequences”. NATO’s spokesman James Appathurai told Radio Netherlands on Friday that the impact could “not … Lees verder

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Text of the NATO request to The Netherlands

(The full text of a letter of NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen to Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, regarding a new Dutch mission in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan) SG(2010)0069            04 February 2010 Prime Minister, dear Jan Peter I am … Lees verder

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