United Arab Emirates organized a meeting between the founder of the American private military company Blackwater, Erik Prince, and an unnamed representative of the Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish a secret channel of communication between the President and the President of the United States. This is with reference to its sources in the United States, Europe and the UAE writes The Washington Post.
The meeting took place on 11 January in the Seychelles.
According to the newspaper, despite the fact that the agenda of the meeting are not known, the UAE authorities agreed to arrange a conversation to find out to what extent Russia is able to limit its relations with Iran, including Syria. The purpose of the administration of the tramp was to find out what concessions Moscow will require to go and how it will apply sanctions, the newspaper said.
Erik Prince was a supporter of trump during the election campaign and donated $250 thousand non-profit organizations, which campaigned for it, however, neither the election headquarters of the future President nor his team of advisors was not included.
The newspaper notes that the Prince also has a connection with a number of people surrounded by trump, such as Stephen Bannon — now a senior adviser to the President and chief strategist of the White house, and earlier the head of his election campaign and Advisor. It is also seen in the headquarters transition team trump in December 2016, the newspaper said. In addition, the Prince related with the current U.S. Secretary of education Betsy DeVos.
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Press Secretary of the White House Sean Spicer said that the White house knows nothing about the meeting in the Seychelles, and Erik Prince played no role in the transitional administration trump.
Erik Prince also denied the information of the publication of the WP, through its official representative. “It’s a complete myth. The meeting had nothing to do with President Trump,” he said.
Currently the U.S. Congress is investigating in relation to the intervention of Russia in the U.S. presidential election.
The Kremlin has repeatedly denied the involvement of Moscow in the electoral process in the United States and other countries. In recent times, responding to a question about Moscow’s influence on U.S. elections, President Vladimir Putin proposed to “read lips”. “In the words of President Reagan, read my lips: No”, — Putin said.