Serbia's Interior Minister: Let prosecutors investigate me if there's crime

NEWS 24.12.2019 14:33
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Source: N1

Nebojsa Stefanovic, Serbia's Interior Minister, told reporters on Tuesday that if there were crime or any illegal thing related to the Krusik ammunition factory arms trade involving his father, the prosecutors should launch a procedure against him, N1 reported.

He added he did not lie to anyone and recalled the ruling by the Anti-Corruption Agency that there was no conflict of interest.

Earlier, Stefanovic told a TV his father had no links whatsoever to the private GIM company which were buying arms from Krusik at a lower price. He also said that to President Aleksandar Vucic.

However, there was evidence that he was a part of GIM delegation travelling to Saudi Arabia as a legal consultant, and in the same role to Italy’s Berretta arms factory, but as a part of the state delegation. He is an economist.

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On Tuesday, answering questions from N1 reporter, Stefanovic said he wouldn’t bother to reply to the queries from the opposition.

Here is the dialogue between N1 reporter and Stefanovic on Tuesday.

N1: „No, I’m asking you.“

Stefanovic: „I hear that from the mouth of (opposition leaders) Dragan Djilas and Bosko Obradovic and all of them every day.“

N1: „Was there a conflict of interest? We saw that your father was a member of the delegation in Italy?“

Stefanovic: „If there is any crime or misdemeanour, let me be under investigation. If there isn’t, then say that, tell ( the public) there is not even a misdemeanour and let’s put an end to that story.“

N1: „We haven’t heard why your father was a part of the delegation?“

Stefanovic: „Thank you very much.“