CIA chief meets Russian counterpart in Turkey, warns of consequences if Putin uses nukes in Ukraine
(Worthy News) – CIA Director William Burns on Monday met with Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s top intelligence official in Turkey to convey a message from the Biden administration about the consequences that would occur if Moscow uses nuclear weapons in Ukraine.
A White House official said the meeting did not focus on negotiations but centered on a discussion of nuclear risks and strategic stability, according to Reuters. The meeting follows reports of similar secretive talks White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan has had recently with top Putin aides.
Mr. Burns’ meeting Monday with Sergei Naryshkin, the head of Russia‘s SVR foreign intelligence service, was first reported by Russia‘s Kommersant newspaper. Reuters reported that the paper cited an unidentified source as saying Mr. Naryshkin would attend the meeting in Turkey. [ Source: Washington Times (Read More…) ]