Monday, January 18, 1999 Published at 18:53 GMT
Peacekeeper ordered out of Kosovo
Ms Arbour wants to examine evidence from Friday's massacre
The Yugoslav Government has ordered the American head of the Kosovo peace mission to leave the country within 48 hours after he accused Serb forces of massacring ethnic Albanians.
In a statement carried by the official Tanjug news agency, the government said that after reviewing the activities of William Walker, it had declared him persona non grata.
Louise Arbour had been trying to visit the village of Racak, where 40 ethnic Albanians were killed on Friday.
Ms Arbour told reporters: "I entered the custom post, I asked to speak to the person who was in charge. I spoke to an officer who identified himself only by a badge number.
Nato has demanded that the Serbs co-operate with International War Crimes Tribunal investigators.
Nato's two most senior generals are also due to arrive in Belgrade to warn the Yugoslav authorities that they face air strikes if they do not end the violence in Kosovo as agreed in a cease-fire deal last year.
A Serbian judge accompanied by international monitors has entered the village as part of official Serbian investigations into the massacre. He supervised the removal of the bodies from the local mosque, to be taken to the provincial capital, Pristina.
Belgrade has so far refused to allow tribunal investigators into the troubled province.
She warned that not even heads of state would be exonerated if found responsible for atrocities.
The court was expected "to make up for the inability of states to judge their own leaders" if they were believed to be involved, she said.
He said the Serbian authorities must comply with previous UN resolutions on the province, co-operate with the investigators from the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia, and support the activities of international monitors.
"We have threatened the use of force and we are prepared to use it" Mr Solana said.
The two Nato generals, Wesley Clark, the supreme allied commander in Europe, and Klaus Naumann, chairman of Nato's Military Committee, are expected to deliver a tough message to the Yugoslav authorities.
"The council demands that the government of the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia take immediate steps to ensure that those responsible for this massacre are brought to justice," the Nato secretary-general said.
Serbs dismiss reports
The Serbian deputy prime minister said the police at Racak had only shot at "terrorists" who had opened fire at them. Vojislav Seselj said on Sunday that the Kosovo Albanian fighters had tricked KVM chief William Walker and Western media.
However, US President Bill Clinton and Mr Walker both blamed Serbian forces for the killings.