US-Serbian tensions run high

2008-02-19 21:49:33 CCTV


The American embassy in Belgrade is deserted after US diplomats decided to shut down the building.

The move followed street demonstrations over US support for Kosovo.

A diplomat confirmed the mission was closed on Tuesday and whether to reopen it on Wednesday is still not known.

Serbian demonstrators attacked the US embassy on Sunday and Monday.

Tension between the two countries rose still, when Serbia recalled its ambassador from Washington.

Serbia also ordered the withdrawal of envoys to France and Turkey, which decided to establish diplomatic ties with Kosovo.