Politics 11:29 20/01/2012

Sergei Ivanov: Taliban offered Russia to get united against USA

 In 2001 Taliban offered Russian to get united against USA, Sergei Ivanov, head of staff of Russian President’s Cabinet, told BBC.

After 9/11, Putin offered unhesitating support for the US. He overruled his own national security team and declined to voice any protest when US bases appeared in former Soviet Republics in Central Asia.

A quixotic offer from the Taliban of a united front against America was rejected with a “universal English term: f--- off!” recalled Sergei Ivanov, then Putin’s defence minister.



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