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US Ambassador Under Fire for Alleged Interference in Coalition Talks

Ljubljana, 5 January - US Ambassador to Slovenia Joseph Mussomeli has come under fire in the aftermath of media reports that he had offered himself as mediator in talks on the new government coalition, a move that President Danilo Türk labelled Thursday as "inappropriate" interference. The ambassador says he was misunderstood.

Ljubljana
US Ambassador to Slovenia Joseph Mussomeli speaks to reporters after visiting PM Borut Pahor in UKC Ljubljana hospital.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar criticises US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli for perceived interference in coalition talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
Foreign Minister Samuel Žbogar criticises US Ambassador Joseph Mussomeli for perceived interference in coalition talks.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Türk (pictured) names Zoran Janković PM-designate.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

Ljubljana
President Danilo Türk (pictured) names Zoran Janković PM-designate.
Photo: Tamino Petelinšek/STA

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