The Bosnian government said Thursday that it would consider asking U.N. peacekeepers to leave by April 30 if they do not take tougher action to carry out their mission.
The move came as U.N. Security Council members were considering whether to scale down the U.N. force in neighboring Croatia after a threat by its government to expel the peacekeepers.
The U.N. mandate for Bosnia and Croatia will expire next Friday. Muhamed Sacirbey, the Bosnian ambassador to the United Nations, said U.N. troops must improve their efforts to ensure that:
Humanitarian aid is delivered.
Serb fighters are blocked from crossing into Bosnia from Serbia and Croatia.
Sarajevo airport is reopened.
The six U.N.-declared "safe havens" -- Bosnian cities that are heavily Muslim -- are protected from attack.