“Allegations made by the President of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated half, who on Tuesday said that the US Agency for International Development (USAID) was meddling in internal affairs of Bosnia and Herzegovina under the guise of fight against corruption, are ‘fabrications’ that are ‘simply untrue,’ the US Embassy in Sarajevo said on Wednesday.” (N1)


“The President of Bosnia’s Serb-dominated part dismissed a reaction from the US Embassy in Sarajevo to his claims that the US is meddling in Bosnia’s internal affairs as an Obama-era policy which has nothing to do with that of President Donald Trump’s administration.

‘This has nothing to do with America,’ he told reporters in the northern town of Derventa, saying that US Ambassador Maureen Cormack has always made statements to justify her interference in internal state issues.

Dodik said that the USAID funds ‘always came here through programmes by (George) Soros,’ and that the same thing is happening now.

‘Most often those being financed are various, so-called, media that are trying to portray the situation worse than it really is and some individuals are being financed to create and provide various information here. I don’t know what they said, but I can only say ‘have a nice trip’ to this ambassador one day, while I will stay what I am here and be even more than that,’ Dodik said.

Dodik said he has come across information that Cormack will leave Bosnia just after the October 7 general election in the country.

‘She wants to stay here so she can create as much discord as possible,’ he said.” (N1)