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Russia will continue its attempts to undermine democracy in the United States. This was stated by the Director of National intelligence Dan Coates in testimony to the Senate intelligence Committee, reports RIA Novosti.
According to him, Washington will remain the target of Russian intelligence services. “We expect that [they] will try to gather intelligence, destroy democracy in the United States, to undermine national policy and international relations,” said Coates. He added that Moscow will also try to improve its position and influence in the world.
The DCS believes that Russia will try to intervene in the American presidential election of 2020. To do this she reportedly planned with the help of social networks to exacerbate social and racial tensions, undermine confidence in the authorities and criticizing the anti-Russian politicians.
Coates added that the danger to U.S. interests comes not only from Russia but from China as well as from the intelligence agencies of Iran and Cuba. This is from Beijing is coming, “the constant threat of cyber espionage,” he is the most active strategic rivals on this ground.
On 19 January, the Pentagon released a new military strategy, in which the main opponents of Washington named Russia and China. The document also noted that the threat to US security are Iran and North Korea.
Russia has repeatedly accused of meddling in the US presidential election with the help of hackers. In June 2018, the us special services have put forward in absentia prosecution of 12 Russian scouts. According to them, Russian intelligence used by two hacker groups to hack servers the Democratic party.
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