Tuesday, May 23, 2017

U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency Director: No Evidence Russia Is Transferring Weapons Or Money To The Taliban

Members of the Taliban. © Reuters

Reuters: U.S. official: No physical evidence Russia gave weapons to Taliban

The director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency said on Tuesday that while there were indications that Russia had offered some support to Taliban militants in Afghanistan, he had not seen physical evidence of a transfer of weapons or money.

"We have seen indication that they offered some level of support but I have not seen real physical evidence of weapons or money being transferred," Marine Lieutenant General Vincent Stewart said at a Senate hearing.

Last month the head of U.S. and international forces in Afghanistan said he would not refute reports that Russia was providing support, including weapons, to the Taliban.

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WNU Editor: The director of the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency is completely contradicting what the top U.S. General in Afghanistan has been saying for the past month .... Top U.S. General In Afghanistan Is Accusing Russia Of Providing Support To The Taliban (April 15, 2017). More here .... More Claims That Russia Is Providing Military Support To The Afghan Taliban (May 19, 2017). And while the U.S. press (with the exception of Reuters) are avoiding this story, the Russians are all over it .... No Evidence Russia Transfers Weapons, Money to Taliban - US Defense Intelligence (Sputnik). More here .... No proof to back allegations Russia gave weapons to Taliban – US military intel chief (RT).

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It is about time that U.S. intelligence agencies got behind Russia's free press!