US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo threatened Russia with a “huge reckoning” if reports are confirmed that she paid the Taliban to kill the US military in Afghanistan.
“If the Russians offer money for killing Americans or people from the West in general, they will have to pay a considerable price. I shared this with Foreign Minister Lavrov. I know that our military also spoke with their leaders (the Russian military leadership). We will not tolerate this, “Pompeo said in an interview, the text of which was distributed by the State Department.
In late June, The New York Times published an article in which, citing unnamed intelligence officials, it was alleged that Russian military intelligence allegedly offered Taliban-related militants a reward for attacks on American soldiers in Afghanistan. The publication did not lead to any evidence.