US Department of Defense: There is no conclusive evidence to prove that the Russian "reward" Taliban attacked the US military
In a comprehensive report, the US "New York Times" reported last week that the Russian side "rewarded" the Afghan Taliban for attacking US troops in Afghanistan. On the evening of the 29th local time, the US Department of Defense stated that no “conclusive evidence” had been found on the matter.
"So far, the US Department of Defense has no solid evidence to confirm the allegations. In any case, we have always attached importance to the security of the US military in Afghanistan and around the world, so we continue to take measures to prevent the harm caused by potential threats. ". Pentagon spokesman Jonathan Hoffman said in a statement.
The New York Times quoted anonymous officials on the 26th as saying that Russian military intelligence personnel provided a "reward" to the Taliban in Afghanistan, attacked US troops stationed in Afghanistan, and reported the matter to US President Trump.
US National Security Adviser Robert O'Brien said in a statement that because the allegations in the report have not been confirmed by the intelligence services, Trump has not heard a briefing on the matter.
Trump said on social media on June 28 that the intelligence service believed that the intelligence was unreliable and therefore did not report to him.
On the 27th, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs refuted this report. A Russian diplomat pointed out that the Russian side has noticed another piece of fake news. This vivid report shows that the propaganda personnel of the US intelligence service directly "nonsense".
In addition, according to the Russian Satellite Network report, the Russian President’s press secretary Peskov said in a review of the "New York Times" report that these US statements are lies. When asked whether Russian President Putin discussed the topic with Trump this year, Peskov gave a negative answer.
(Originally titled "US Department of Defense: There is no conclusive evidence to prove that the Russian "reward" Taliban attacked the US military")