More names can be expected to be added to the US list sanctioning individuals suspected of corruption, US Ambassador to BiH Eric Nelson said.

“We published sanctions under the Global Magnitsky Act which punishes corruption and the worst abuses of human rights. The list covered many in the Western Balkans and beyond. Still, that list is just one aspect of corruption that the government in Washington is considering and you can expect more names to be released,” Ambassador Nelson said.

Nelson said the US takes corruption abroad just as seriously as corruption within the country as it represents concerns for its national safety, undermines democracy, and is against their business interests. It also undermines human rights, weakens prosperity and safety, and the US is determined to deal with it with all the means at their disposal, including sanctions, Nelson added.