Member of BiH Presidency says Intelligence Agencies will investigate alleged Croatian Espionage

The Croat member of Bosnia and Herzegovina’s tripartite presidency, Zeljko Komsic, said on Thursday that the country’s security and intelligence agencies would be ordered to thoroughly investigate media reports that Croatian intelligence agents had allegedly tried to portray Bosnia and Herzegovina as a regional terrorist base, adding that appropriate steps would be taken if the reports proved to be true.

Commenting on media reports that Croatian intelligence agents had tried to recruit members of the radical Islamic Salafi movement to plant weapons in Islamic places of worship, which would then be used as evidence for claims that Bosnia and Herzegovina has become a stronghold of radical Islamists, and that Croatian diplomats were involved in this, Komšić said that only misinformed people could think that in today’s world diplomats only dealt with development and promotion of diplomatic relations, Croatia’s News Agency HINA reports.

Komsic said that Bosnia and Herzegovina’s police and intelligence services would thoroughly investigate the alleged armament of radical Islamists in the country by Croatian intelligence agents.

“If these allegations are confirmed as well-founded, Bosnia and Herzegovina will take the necessary measures without delay,” Komšić said in a written statement.



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