Kosovo's independence is legal - Video from CNN.com
Kosovo's declaration of independence from Serbia in February 2008 was legal, the International Court of Justice ruled in a 10-4 vote Thursday. There were celebrations in Pristina, with fireworks being set off in the capital of Kosovo after the finding was announced…
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But Serbia's Foreign Minister Vuk Jeremic expressed disappointment, saying Belgrade had hoped for a "peaceful compromise solution" that did not create "dangerous secessionist precedents" elsewhere in the world.
The U.N. General Assembly asked the court to clarify the legality of Kosovo's declaration of independence, based on a request from Serbia, and the court held hearings last December.
Serbia maintains Kosovo's move for independence was illegal and that it remains a part of the Serbian republic.