The United States Embassy in Bosnia and Herzegovina reacted after the Bosnian Serb member of the tripartite BiH Presidency, Milorad Dodik, said he eavesdropped on Ambassador Michael Murphy’s conversations.
“What we say in private is the same as what we say in public – the United States remains committed to Bosnia and Herzegovina’s sovereignty, territorial integrity, and multiethnic character and we will respond to any destabilizing, anti-Dayton activity,” the embassy tweeted.
Dodik, who is also the leader of the ruling party in BiH’s Republika Srpska (RS) entity, made the statement on Thursday at a pre-election gathering in the town of Brcko.
“All of Mr. Dodik’s blustering cannot change the fundamental fact that the RS is not a state. It is one of BiH’s two entities. His pursuit of an “Independent Srpska in BIH” isn’t protecting the RS or its residents, it is gambling with their future,” the embassy tweeted.