The White house commented on reports of a "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban
Intelligence services of the USA, there is no consensus about reports that Russia allegedly offered the Afghan Taliban, the reward for attacking American soldiers in Afghanistan, said White house spokesman Kaylee Makineni.
The New York Times, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation allegedly offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence was provided.
The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded from the authorities an adequate response to the threats made to the diplomats because of false news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake. The US President Donald trump called the article "paid". Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the New York Times about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban, expressed regret that the largest and respected global media do not shun such "ducks". He added that the allegation of "conspiracy" is a lie. On the question of journalists, discussed if trump somehow this theme with Vladimir Putin in the course of this year, Sands said.
"In the intelligence community (the U.S. - ed.) there is no consensus about these allegations. In fact, there are different opinions, some members of the intelligence community about the authenticity of the reports. The veracity of these allegations is now checked," said Makineni at the briefing.
She also confirmed that neither the CIA Director nor the national security Advisor or the head of the White house had not informed the President and Vice-President of the United States.
Makinano added that information to the head of state will bring only when US intelligence will form a clear position on this issue.