Below is the text of Mr Major’s comments on Bosnia, made on 26th May 1995.
[Mr Major was asked whether further air attacks on Bosnia could be expected]
I think it is very difficult to make that judgement from here, it is possible there will be, but I think we will be guided, as ever, by the views of the Commanders on the ground. I certainly would not rule them out. If they seem to be necessary then we would support them.
[Mr Major was asked if further escalation was inevitable]
We have been trying very hard to avoid that for a long time.
[Mr Major questioned whether that was the case]
Well you say that but I don’t think that is wholly true. At the outset of these problems we faced the prospect that the dispute might have moved into a cross-