White House said Monday that “there is no consensus” among the services of
american intelligence on the veracity of the information of the alleged
prizes promised by Russia to the Taliban to kill U.S. troops
United States in Afghanistan.
there is consensus within the intelligence community on these charges and, for
there are opinions at odds with some elements of this community as to the
veracity of the information conveyed,” said the White House spokeswoman,
Kayleigh McEnany at a press conference.
efe agency, the information published by the New
York Times on Friday that the U.S. intelligence services
concluded several months ago that Russian officials offered rewards for
successful attacks on the U.S. military in 2019, when the United States
United States and the Taliban were negotiating an end to the conflict in Afghanistan.
according to Kayleigh McEnany, the veracity of those accusations “remains
New York Times, which cites, on the condition of anonymity, officials familiar with the
information, states that they were presented to Trump and the Board of Directors
National Security At The End of March, after which potential
responses, beginning with a diplomatic protest with the Russian authorities,
but that the White House has so far not authorized any of the initiatives.
20 Americans died in combat in Afghanistan last year,
but it is not possible to associate any of the cases with this link with Russia.
U.S. President Donald Trump denied on Sunday that he was informed
information services on alleged prizes promised by Russia to the
informed me or told me, to Vice President [Mike] Pence or to the head of
mark meadows cabinet on alleged attacks on our troops in afghanistan
by Russians, as reported through an ‘anonymous source’ by the ‘fake news’ New
York Times,” Donald Trump wrote on the social network Twitter. “Everyone denies it
and there haven’t been many attacks against us…”, he added.
Washington Post newspaper also revealed that it is “believed that the rewards
offered by Russia have resulted in the death of several American soldiers,
according to data obtained in military interrogations of captured mercenaries
in recent months.”
McEnany insisted that “the United States receives thousands of reports per
day in the intelligence agencies”, which are subjected to rigorous
scrutiny and that, in such a case, the veracity of those allegations cannot be
White House spokesman also confirmed that CIA Director Gina Haspel, the
National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien and the Chief of Staff of the House
White, Mark Meadows, can confirm that neither Trump nor his vice president
were informed about it.
was not reported to the president, because, in fact, it has not been verified,”
said the spokesperson.
Monday, Russia denied having paid money to the Taliban to assassinate the
u.S. military in Afghanistan.
allegations are a lie,” said Kremlin spokesman Dmitri Peskov,
quoted by the local press.