Any action taken toward the dissolution of BiH would violate Dayton and carry grave consequences, warned today the Embassy of the United States of America to Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Embassy announced on its official Twitter that the United States is committed to the principles of Dayton – that Bosnia and Herzegovina is a democratic, multi-ethnic, sovereign, and independent state with unquestionable territorial integrity. Neither Dayton nor the Constitution of BiH offers any entity the right to secede.
“Those who want to perform duties in BiH should respect democratic processes and institutions that ensure that the voice of citizens is heard and stop presenting voters with wrong and inaccurate information about the electoral process in BiH,” said the US Embassy in BiH.
They also state that there is no justification for responding to standard measures of electoral integrity with dangerous and irresponsible rhetoric about secession, which was used on Monday in Banja Luka at a meeting organized by the Alliance of Independent Social Democrats (SNSD), led by Milorad Dodik.
“Election authorities have a responsibility to ensure the integrity of the electoral process, including by recounting ballots and other measures when circumstances warrant. The United States respects the right to peaceful assembly and protest. They are part of any democracy,” the Embassy announced.