Flynn and Kislyak discussed in 2016, the stability of the middle East
Michael Flynn, who served as Advisor to the elected President of Donald trump, and the then Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak discussed in December 2016, a joint interest of the two countries to stability in the middle East, Kislyak also raised the issue of settlement in Syria, according to documents declassified U.S. intelligence on Friday.
The leakage of conversations of Flynn and Kislyak appeared in the "Russian case", when Russia is accused of meddling in elections, which Moscow denies, and in "cahoots" with trump that deny not only the Kremlin but in the White house. Spectacular Robert Mueller at the end of a two-year investigation confirmed the accusations of "interference", but did not confirm the theory of "conspiracy". Talking Flynn Kislyak was intercepted by U.S. intelligence and published on Friday in the form of a paraphrase with a number of gaps. For example, completely wiped out the content of the conversation on December 22.
During a phone call on 22 December 2016 Flynn and Kislyak discussed stability in the middle East, which Flynn called "strategic objective" of the USA and Russia.
"We will not achieve stability in the middle East without teamwork against radical Islamists, the crowd, and to the point", - quotes the document Flynn. Advisor trump also called extremists "common threat", and Kislyak agreed with him, according to documents.
In the conversation Dec 23, Kislyak said that he gave the contents of the previous conversation in Moscow "at the highest level" and offers consultations in new York, where the headquarters of the United Nations.
In conversation 29 Dec 2016 Kislyak and Flynn continue the conversation about the middle East, and Kislyak says Russia's interest in working with trump on a peace process in Syria. Kislyak in the presentation of intelligence says that Russia will not support demarches to the UN, Flynn says this is "normal". Further exploration retells words of dubious about what Russia is planning in late January 2017 consultations in Astana on Syria and intends to invite to participate in the administration of the trump. In the end, the US were observers at the Astana process, and subsequently stated that does not support it.
In addition, Kislyak offers to organize the presidents ' conversation by video conference on 21 January, i.e. the day after the inauguration of the trump. Flynn does not give a definite answer. 19 Jan Kislyak left Flynn a message on the answering machine with a question as to when it will be possible to arrange a conversation between the two presidents, according to documents. Lee said Flynn Kislyak, the documents are not clear. The conversation Putin and trump of the result was held on 28 January, and in the book of known American journalist Peter Bergen had claimed that trump was outraged by such delay.
According to transripts, 12 January 2017 Kislyak again called Flynn and discussed with him the possibility that the United States sent a delegation to Astana.
Flynn was an adviser to trump national security in January-February of 2017 and resigned amid the scandal with the leak of conversations with Kislyak, who organized the American special services. Later Flynn came to court and pleaded guilty to making false statements to the FBI about those conversations. Subsequently, Flynn refused admission of guilt, but the U.S. justice Department asked the court to dismiss the case against Flynn, but the court disagreed and the trial continues.