The Pentagon has not received reports about the "conspiracy" of Russia with the Taliban
The Secretary of defense mark Esper stated that he had not received reports about the "reward", which was allegedly paid Russia the Afghan Taliban for attacks on American soldiers.
"As I recall, I have not received reports that included the word "remuneration," said Esper at hearings in Committee on armed forces U.S. house of representatives.
The question was informed he would of the US President if he received such a report, the Minister said: "If it was a reliable report, it's important - authentic, which would contain these words, it would be brought to me for action, and we would make interagency actions in response to it."
Esper said that without such reports, the Pentagon pays special attention to the protection of their troops.
Previously, the newspaper 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 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, but of tramp they are not informed.
Press Secretary of the President Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the publication of the New York Times, expressed regret that the largest and respected global media do not shun such "ducks". He added that the allegation of "conspiracy" is a lie.
Trump stated that the story about the alleged Russia's collusion with the Taliban were invented to harm him and the Republican party.