Albania's president denounces US sanction of former leader
Albania's president offered public support Saturday to a former prime minister who was sanctioned by the United States this week for corruption. President Ilir Meta made public a letter to former Prime Minister Sali Berisha that described the sanctioning of the politician as a “shameful, unfaithful and nasty act” prompted by anti-Albanian lobbying. U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said Wednesday that Berisha and his immediate family were barred from entering the United States.news.yahoo.com
US sanctions former Albania leader Berisha over corruption
The United States has sanctioned former Albanian Prime Minister Sali Berisha for alleged “significant corruption” and barred him and his wife and children from entering the U_S_ U_S_ Secretary of State Antony Blinken said in a statement that during Berisha’s 2005-2013 tenure as prime minister, the politician was involved in the misappropriation of public funds and used his power "for his own benefit and to enrich his political allies and his family members.”.