Al Jazeera Balkans is reporting that Kosovo Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was denied a US visa because of the decision to impose 100 percent tax on goods imported from Serbia and Bosna and Herzegovina.
A source within the US State Department told Al Jazeera Balkans that the sanction came after Haradinaj’s refusal to revoke the tariffs on Serbia and Bosna. And there might be additional sanctions if the tax is not revoked until 21 January, a US deadline set for Kosovo Government. Haradinaj was invited to attend a conference on Balkans at the beginning of February. Al Jazeera’s journalist, Ivica Puljic, reporting from Washington, said Haradinaj was invited to attend a conference set to take place on 6 February. However, sources within the State Department confirmed to Al Jazeera that Haradinaj was denied a US visa because of tax on Serbia and Bosna-Herzegovina. On Monday, Haradinaj said the Government is ready to temporarily suspend the tax on Serbia’s goods if gets international guarantees on reaching a final agreement with Serbia.