U.S. Embassy Statement

The United States Embassy is disappointed to note that after declaring an agreement between government and opposition, the head of the opposition, Mr. Basha, has introduced an unacceptable new demand.  

This latest development forces us to conclude this an intentional effort by the leader of the opposition to block this reform.  The reform package is ready and fulfills all Venice Commission, U.S. and EU standards.  If Mr. Basha cannot fulfill his promises, the United States Government calls upon the individual members of parliament to pass this reform on July 21.