YEMEN Press Agency

Russia reveals Pentagon support for Taliban

SANAA, July 12 (YPA) – Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, on Thursday said that the US Pentagon is one of supports of Taliban movement of Afghanistan.

“There was evidence that one of the actual supporters of Taliban is Pentagon,” Zakharova said in a press conference.

She described Washington’s accusations to Russia of cooperating with the extremist Taliban movement as nonsense.

“Baseless accusations were again issued against Russia on supporting Taliban in Afghanistan in order to authorize the influence of the United States in the region,” the spokeswoman said.

This time the statements were made in the Pentagon report to the US Congress, she added.

She continued: “We reaffirm that our communication with Taliban, has two goals, to ensure the security of Russian citizens in Afghanistan and to contribute to the process of national reconciliation.”