Trump briefed on China’s corruption of non-state actors to attack US forces in Afghanistan -ANI
Washington [US]Jan. 1 (ANI): As relations between Washington and Beijing continue to decline, a senior administration official (Trump) has said that US President Donald Trump is aware of “unconfirmed reports” that the China had offered to pay “non-state actors” to attack US forces stationed in Afghanistan.
The administration official said the intelligence, which is expected to be declassified by the Trump administration, was provided to Trump on December 17 and his national security adviser Robert O’Brien discussed the information with the president the same day, as reported by CNN.
However, Beijing denied the accusations with its Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin, calling them “utterly absurd and utterly false news.”
The American media also indicated that the administration’s intention to declassify the information was first reported on Wednesday by Axios.
However, information about this alleged intelligence has no proof. The scenario is reminiscent of reports earlier this year that Russia offered Afghan militants bounties to kill US forces in Afghanistan. This information also appeared in the president’s intelligence briefing although it was revealed later that information likely went unnoticed for weeks, “CNN reported. .
Wang said China “has always pursued an independent foreign policy of peace” and “has never launched war against others, let alone funded non-state actors to attack other countries.”
“China supports the peace and reconciliation process in Afghanistan and does not get involved in internal conflicts in Afghanistan,” he added.
An official for President-elect Joe Biden told CNN that while they would not discuss the alleged intelligence reports, nor the motivation behind “the publication of what would be unsubstantiated information,” the President-elect “did not no more concern than the safety of our soldiers “.
“Our teams will seek to learn as much as possible about these allegations from the outgoing administration, and this is another illustration of why we need full cooperation, including from the Defense Ministry. CNN added, quoting the official, referring to the contentious transition process between the new Biden and the outgoing Trump defense officials.
The White House has not commented on the situation.
In June of this year, it was reported that Russian intelligence officers from the military intelligence agency GRU had recently offered money to Taliban terrorists in Afghanistan as a reward for killing US and British troops, according to information provided by a European intelligence official.
Reports that China are offering money for attacks on US forces come as China waits whether Biden will adopt Trump’s more punitive policies towards the nation or work to reset relations between Washington and Beijing.
The news that China is offering money for attacks on US forces comes as China waits whether Biden will adopt Trump’s more punitive policies towards the nation or work to reset relations between Washington and Beijing.
Biden’s campaign website slams tech companies’ facilitating crackdown in China ‘, promises foreign policy’ is pressuring China – the world’s largest carbon emitter – to stop subsidizing exports of coal and to outsource their pollution to other countries “.
“To win the competition for the future against China or anyone else, we must sharpen our innovative advantage and unite the economic might of democracies around the world to counter abusive economic practices,” he said. .
According to CNN, a Biden campaign ad in June accused Trump of being “played” by China. And during the Democratic primary in February, Biden called Chinese President Xi Jinping a “thug” and said Beijing must “play by the rules.”
These developments of China offering money to Taliban terrorists to kill US troops stationed in Afghanistan come after a series of growing tensions between the US and China after Washington struck down on Beijing for hiding vital information about COVID -19.
Trump, earlier in December, hinted that Beijing had a role to play in recent cyber attacks against federal government agencies rather than against Russia, as it did. (ANI)
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