The head of the State Department made it clear to Lavrov that there is a “red line”.
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held a telephone conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, during which he demanded that Moscow not pay remuneration to members of the Taliban for the murder of the American military. Oyu writes The New York Times, citing sources. According to the newspaper, a telephone conversation between them took place on July 13.
This was the first known case when the White House administration at the official level turned to the Russian side because of reports of payments to the Taliban, which were previously reported by the US media with reference to sources in the special services.
According to the source, in a conversation about these payments, the head of the State Department made it clear to Lavrov that there is a “red line” and that the United States strongly protests against the existence of this program. According to him, Pompeo was “furious” when the secret services reported to him “about payments for the heads of the American military.”