Pelosi urged to expand sanctions against Russia

The speaker of the house of representatives, Nancy Pelosi again called to expand sanctions against Russia, adding that he considered it necessary to introduce them against the defense and intelligence sector of the country in connection with the scandal about "Russia's collusion with the Taliban".

"I have called for more sanctions against Russia. In the final bill... we had a good bill from both parties, but the White house told us to remove sanctions against Russia, which related to the intelligence and defense sectors — the very ones who are accused of a possible threat to our soldiers. We have them (sanctions) to restore — no matter what happens on this issue - the need to restore and take appropriate action," said Pelosi at a press conference.

Against these sectors already apply different sanctions of the USA on other charges, such as interference in U.S. elections (Moscow denies these accusations).

The New York Times, citing anonymous us intelligence officials published an article in which asserted that military intelligence of the Russian Federation has offered a reward associated with the Taliban militants for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan and that the US President Donald trump reported. 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 the news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian foreign Ministry called the media reports a fake. Trump called the article "paid". The white house, the Pentagon and U.S. intelligence said that the confirmation messages at the moment and that the trump they are not informed.

Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the New York Times about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban, said that these allegations are false. On the question of journalists, discussed if trump somehow this theme with Vladimir Putin in the course of this year, Sands said.