Vucic spoke with Serbian journalists at the UN headquarters after the address of US President Donald Trump, who focused on those countries that he considers the greatest security challenge "for the world community," especially in North Korea - which, according to the Serbian president, met with a very divided reception and reactions.
Asked by Tanjug how he sees the current situation in the world, in the context of assessments that these issues will be dominant in the debate at the General Assembly, Vucic noted that there are certain parallels with the situation before the First World War and some other historical periods and occasions.
"I think the world is in a very dangerous situation today. Many harsh words could be heard today. It remains to be seen what representatives of Iran, Venezuela, North Korea, and China and other countries will say," he said.
When one considers who is making the statement in bold letters above, it should give the reader a sense of pause.
The trigger for World War 1 was the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo, capital of Bosnia, by a young Bosnian Serb in June 1914. A month later WW1 started with Germany declaring war on Russia after pledging support for Austria-Hungary three weeks earlier.
Given this context, one must consider safe havens now more than at any time in recent history.