“The United States is trying to assimilate us into Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which is a Muslim entity.”
Ken Timmerman reports at Newsmax:
The man who helped overthrow Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic says the State Department is pressuring him to hand over Christian Bosnia to its powerful Muslim neighbor, threatening the delicate balance that ended the Bosnian War.
The Bosnian Serbian entity was created under the 1995 Dayton peace accords.
“At the U.S. embassy in Sarajevo, I was threatened that if I did not agree to these U.S. demands, I would have problems,” Bosnian Serb Prime Minister Milorad Dodik told NewsMax in an exclusive interview.
In a meeting on Wednesday at the State Department, Dodik said that Assistant Secretary Daniel Fried didn’t repeat the threats, but insisted that Dodik and the Christian Bosnian Serb government agree to dissolve its independent police force and parliament, and merge them into Muslim-majority federal institutions.
“The United States is trying to assimilate us into Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH), which is a Muslim entity,” Dodik said. Today, Dodik will be meeting with Undersecretary of State Nicholas Burns, who is expected to reinforce these demands. Dodik told NewsMax, “I will refuse.”
Asked why he was coming to Washington if to be read the riot act, Dodik said it was “hard to refuse when you’ve been summoned.”