Posted 28 июня 2020,, 20:43

Published 28 июня 2020,, 20:43

Modified 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

Updated 24 декабря 2022,, 22:37

The White House: Trump has no information about the support of the Taliban by Russia

The White House: Trump has no information about the support of the Taliban by Russia

28 июня 2020, 20:43
US intelligence agencies did not report to either President Donald Trump or Vice President Mike Pence that Russia allegedly offered the Taliban a "bounty hunt" of US troops in Afghanistan for the financial rewards.

Information on this, published on June 26 by the New York Times, is "inaccurate," according to a White House statement.

"Although the White House does not usually comment on alleged intelligence or internal discussions, the CIA director, national security adviser and chief of staff can confirm that neither the president nor vice president were informed of the alleged Russian bounty hunt", - RIA Novosti quoted as saying. statement by White House spokeswoman Kaley Makinani.

According to her, every day thousands of messages come from intelligence and they are subject to strict control. New York Times article inaccuracies were also noted.

Last Friday, the New York Times, citing sources in the special services, wrote that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered money to the militants of the radical Taliban * for attacks on the US military in Afghanistan.

The day before, the Russian embassy in the United States said that in connection with this publication in NYT, containing inaccurate and unproven information, Russian diplomats received threats in Washington and London. The Embassy of the Russian Federation has asked the US authorities to respond appropriately. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the information set forth in the NYT article "fake".

The Taliban also categorically refuted the information of the American publication that they "received payments from Russia for the murders of the American military," calling them "rumors".

"These rumors are being circulated to create obstacles to the withdrawal of US troops, to weaken and mislead peace supporters in America", - said Zabiullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban* radical movement.

On February 29, a peace agreement was signed between the United States and the Taliban* in Qatar to phase out American troops from Afghanistan, suggesting that if the Taliban refrain from violence, the United States will completely withdraw its military contingent and NATO forces from the country within 14 months.

* - The Taliban, a radical movement banned in Russia.