The most likely candidate from the US Democratic Party for the upcoming presidential election in November, Joe Biden, did not rule out that he will request a briefing from the current presidential administration in connection with media reports that Russia allegedly offered the Afghan Taliban remuneration for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan.
The New York Times, citing anonymous US intelligence officials, published an article claiming that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered rewards to Taliban-linked militants for attacks on us soldiers in Afghanistan. No evidence was provided.
The Russian Embassy in the United States demanded that the country’s authorities respond adequately to threats that come to diplomats because of false news about Russia and Afghanistan. The Russian Foreign Ministry called the media reports fake. President of the United States Donald Trump called the article “registered.” Russian presidential Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, commenting on the new York Times publication about Russia’s “collusion” with the Taliban, expressed regret that once the world’s largest and most respected media did not disdain such “ducks.” He added that the claim of “collusion” is false. When asked by reporters whether trump somehow discussed this topic with Vladimir Putin during this year, Peskov replied in the negative.
“If this doesn’t clear up quickly, I might ask for a briefing,” Biden said, speaking as part of his campaign in Delaware.
He was asked if he had asked the current administration for information on this topic. Biden replied that “they did not offer a closed briefing.” Usually, after the official presentation of presidential candidates from each party, the current administration can hold briefings on the security situation for candidates.
He said that he had the opportunity to discuss this topic and get the assessment of experts in the field of international relations, in particular, former national security advisers of the Obama administration and employees of the US State Department.