Kosovo PM resigns

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Pristina

Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj, a wartime commander of the Kosovo Liberation Army, said Friday he has resigned after being called as a suspect before a war crimes court in The Hague. “I received a summons from the special court as a suspect and was offered to go as the prime minister or as an ordinary citizen of Kosovo. I chose the latter,” Haradinaj, 51, told reporters. He added that he will be questioned “next week.” The EU-backed court based in The Hague was set up in 2015 to try war crimes allegedly committed by the ethnic Albanian KLA separatists, notably against Serbs, Romas and Kosovo Albanian political opponents during and after the 1998-99 war. “Responsibility now goes to the president to start consultations to set the date of the (general) election. —AP