Russia continues to deny allegations that it interfered with the US presidential election, telling Obama to either stop talking or provide evidence.
Russia did not have much to add to US President Barack Obama’s remarks, during his final press conference this year, on his meeting with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in China this past September.
“As a rule, we do not make public the results and contents of face-to-face meetings,” Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Monday. “We are talking about a face-to-face meeting.”
During his press conference this past Friday, US President Barack Obama said that he specifically called on Putin to “cut it out” with alleged Russian hacking and interference in the US during the presidential election.
“In fact, we did not see further tampering of the election process, but the leaks through WikiLeaks had already occurred,” Obama said referring to the countless e-mails of Democratic National Committee members that were exposed by Wikileaks.
“What I was concerned about, in particular, was making sure that that wasn’t compounded by potential hacking that could hamper vote counting, affect the actual election process itself,” Obama added.
Peskov referenced previous denials from Russian officials over allegations of responsibility for hacking attacks against the DNC. “On the subject of so-called hacking attacks, we have already said all we could and we have nothing to add,” he said.
The Kremlin spokesman explicitly challenged the veracity of the allegations on Friday, while in Tokyo for a visit.
“Either stop talking about it or finally provide some evidence,” Peskov told reporters. “Otherwise, it looks indecent.”
By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News