Envoy: US will sanction those who undermine peace in Bosnia
The United States remains committed to Bosnia and will continue to impose sanctions on individuals who engage in corruption and “sow divisions” in the Balkan nation, which has never fully recovered from its brutal 1992-95 war.
Samantha Power, the administrator for the U.S. Agency for International Development and the first U.S. official to visit the Balkan country after the U.S. recently slapped new sanctions on Bosnian Serb leader Milorad Dodik, added that more sanctions would be coming against others who engage in corruption and threaten to undermine the U.S.-brokered peace accord for Bosnia.
Power added “We recognize the gravity of sanctions and the impact that they have on individuals’ financial holdings, on their travel and on their reputation," "On the question whether the U.S. is considering more sanctions, the answer is yes.”
Power spoke at the end of a three-day visit to Bosnia during which she met with members of the country’s multi-ethnic presidency which, alongside Dodik, also includes a Bosniak and a Croat official.