U.S. Secretary of state Mike Pompeo held a telephone conversation with the foreign Minister of Russia Sergey Lavrov, during which he proposed not to pay remuneration to the militants of the banned in Russia grouping “the Taliban” for the killing of US troops.
This was reported by The New York Times. It is noted that the conversation took place on July 13. While officially, the White house denied any collusion with the Taliban.
In a conversation about these payments, Mr. Pompeo made it clear to Lavrov that there is a “red line” and that the United States is strongly opposed to the existence of such programs, — reports the edition.
The United States found a pretext for new sanctions against Russia
The source, who told about the conversation, he mentioned the “furious” Pompeo, when he was told the payout for the head of the us military. According to the newspaper, this is the first known case when the White house officially turned to Russia because of reports of “payments to the Taliban”, which previously citing security sources wrote American media.
Earlier, after The New York Times June 29, the American newspaper the Washington Post with reference to unnamed sources close to the us military, stated that several U.S. servicemen were killed in Afghanistan because of alleged collusion of the Russian Federation with the Taliban. The publication claims that the information it received from the us military who were involved in interrogations, captured in Afghanistan, terrorists in recent months.
Press Secretary of Russian President Dmitry Peskov called false information about the fact that Moscow was paying militants of the banned in Russia and the Taliban for attacks on the United States military in Afghanistan. According to him, such articles which are placed “once the world’s largest, distinguished and high-class” media, cannot fail to cause regret. Also, they lately “often do not stop to publish absolute “ducks,” which, of course, is not conducive to the continuation of their high reputation and prestige”.
And the President of the United States Donald trump said that American intelligence agencies reported to him about the unreliability of the disseminated information in the media that the Russian side proposed to the militants in Afghanistan, the reward for killing the soldiers of the U.S. armed forces. As he wrote in his microblog, perhaps this is another hoax related to Russia. Maybe with the help of fake news The New York Times wants to put the Republicans in a bad light, wrote NEWS.ru.