US State Department defends its diplomatic envoy in Tirana

TIRANA, April 23 – Former Prime Minister Sali Berisha has repeatedly attacked the US Ambassador to Tirana, Yuri Kim, emphasizing that the latter has interfered in the justice process regarding the acceptance of the appeal made against the decision of Judge Agron Zhukri by Enkelejd Alibeaj, head of the Democratic Party (DP) parliamentary group.

Berisha has recently called on the State Department (DASH) to react to the stances taken by Ambassador Kim. Meanwhile, DASH reacted for Top News on Saturday, saying that the unjustified attacks on the US Ambassador in Tirana do not represent the Albanian people. “The unjustified attacks on the US Ambassador in Tirana, the personal representative of the President of the United States, do not represent the Albanian people. Those who are involved in corruption or undermine democracy should and will be held accountable,” said the DASH response.

The accusations against Kim for interference in Albanian judiciary have been on the rise including significant foreign political figures.

‘Dictator’ called Doris Pack, President of the Robert Schuman Institute and former EP Foreign Affairs Committee’s rapporteur on Western Balkans, US Ambassador Yuri Kim daying interference in national legal proceedings is illegal for any Albanian citizen as well for a guest in the country.