US officials refute claims that Russia is preparing to use chemical weapons in Ukraine

Washington, SANA- The US NBC News Network has revealed that US officials have denied leaked inaccurate intelligence information that is not based on reliable evidence about Russia’s readiness to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, pointing out that what the Western media is circulating is part of an information war waged against Moscow.

In order to win an “info war” against Russia, US intelligence officials have leaked misleading information about Ukraine, according to an NBC report which indicated that the officials admitted to, and boasted about, releasing this misinformation.

When the US media cited US “intelligence” to warn that Russia was preparing to use chemical weapons in Ukraine, and when President Joe Biden repeated these warnings, they were participating in a disinformation campaign, the report revealed.

The network’s report stated that US officials, who declined to be identified, acknowledged that there was no evidence that Russia was preparing to use any chemical weapons or that it had brought such weapons to Ukraine’s borders.

The report indicated that the latest information is one of a series of examples in which the Biden administration used declassified intelligence as part of the information war against Russia.

US officials, quoted by NBC, said, “The Biden administration used such unreliable information to keep Russian President Vladimir Putin in an unbalanced position.”

The network stated that the Biden administration began releasing a huge amount of intelligence about what it claimed were Putin’s plans and intentions even before the start of the Ukraine crisis.

A Western government official familiar with the strategy pointed out that the idea is to pre-empt and disrupt the Kremlin’s tactics, complicate its military campaign and prevent Russia from determining how the world views the war.

Many US officials emphasized that the US used information as a weapon even when confidence in the accuracy of the information was not high, and at times it used “low confidence” intelligence in order to achieve a deterrent effect, as is the case with chemical weapons.

Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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