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‘Russian bounties for Taliban’ story clearly meant to derail US pullout, says Moscow’s particular envoy to Afghanistan

‘Russian bounties for Taliban’ story clearly meant to derail US pullout, says Moscow’s special envoy to Afghanistan


The bombshell story claiming Russia paid Afghan militants to kill US troopers is faux information concentrating on the Trump administration and its makes an attempt to withdraw troops from the nation, Russia’s high Afghanistan diplomat has mentioned.

“It’s clear that there are forces within the US which don’t wish to withdraw from Afghanistan, desire a justification for their very own failures. That is what it’s all about,” Zamir Kabulov, Russia’s presidential envoy to Afghanistan, advised RIA Novosti.

“We actually shouldn’t waste time commenting on the apparent lie,” he added.

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The veteran diplomat was referring to a New York Instances report which claimed that Russian army intelligence had supplied financial rewards to Taliban-linked militants in Afghanistan to kill members of the US army service. The explosive report relies on nameless sources and accused US President Donald Trump of failing to behave on the data.

The White Home and the US’ director of nationwide intelligence denied that Trump was ever briefed on such an allegation. The president later mentioned US intelligence discovered that claims of bounties weren’t credible and so didn’t report them up the chain of command.

Russia mentioned the report was a poorly conceived piece of disinformation that known as into query the mind of the US intelligence propagandists who invented it.

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The US is at present making an attempt to tug out of the longest conflict in its historical past, selling peace talks between the Taliban and the Afghan authorities. The negotiations could start quickly, as the perimeters are inching in the direction of resolving the problem of their unfinished prisoner alternate.

Final week, earlier than the NYT report was printed, Reuters reported that the militant motion was contemplating agreeing to maneuver ahead with the talks earlier than a few of its individuals are launched.

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