Europe

Ex-Serb FM Jeremic to give statement on 2004 army deaths

Police have asked a former Serbian foreign minister who was a candidate to be the United Nations' next secretary-general to give a statement in connection with the unresolved killings of two army conscripts in 2004.

Serbian police said Friday that Vuk Jeremic has been called as a witness in an ongoing investigation of events that took place at an elite army compound in Belgrade while he was a presidential aide.

Jeremic served in Serbia's government when it was led by the liberal Democratic Party. He has been mentioned as a potential opposition candidate in next year's presidential election.

Jeremic says he will answer the summons. He describes it as an "attempted intimidation."

Jeremic was president of the U.N. General Assembly in 2012-13 and a candidate this year to replace Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.