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'Recognising Kosovo an exception'

Under congressional challenge, a senior State Department official has said that US support for the independence of Kosovo was a "unique situation and an exception to a general rule of discouraging secession."

world Updated: Mar 13, 2008 03:38 IST

Under congressional challenge, a senior State Department official has said that US support for the independence of Kosovo was a "unique situation and an exception to a general rule of discouraging secession."



"Kosovo in our view does not constitute a precedent," assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried told the House Foreign Affairs Committee.