Bosnian Serb Leader Vows To Press Ahead With Separatist Agenda After Talks With U.S. Envoy

Bosnian Serb Leader Vows To Press Ahead With Separatist Agenda After Talks With U.S. Envoy

Raghavan Mayur

After meeting on November 8 with U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Gabriel Escobar in Sarajevo, Dodik said that "neither I nor anyone called for war as an option at any time."

Dodik, the Serbian representative in Bosnia's tripartite presidency, has threatened to withdraw from state-level institutions, including Bosnia's joint judiciary, military, and tax administration, triggering growing concerns that Republika Srpska could secede from the rest of the country.

Escobar said the reasons behind Dodik's move to weaken central institutions were corruption and his attempt to "look for ways to protect his power and his money."

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