Representatives of the Council of national security of the United States refused to comment on the publication of The New York Times about the relations of Russia with the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia).

We do not comment on the alleged internal discussion in the Council NSS — quoted by RIA Novosti.

Previously, the newspaper The New York Times wrote that US intelligence has accused the Russian Federation in the payment of the killings of American soldiers in Afghanistan. To such conclusion representatives of the office came analyzing 20 kills in 2019.

However, the official representative of the Taliban (an organization banned in Russia) Zabiulla Mujaahid denied this information. He believes that such rumors are spread to prevent the withdrawal of American troops from the country.

As informed the emergence of fake news about Russia and Afghanistan in the publications of the United States is attempting to exert psychological influence on the Russian diplomats.