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Isis attack on Moscow: Russia says US trying to cover up ‘something’

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By Aabusad PathanPublished 2 months ago 3 min read
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NEW DELHI: Russia has raised concerns over the United States' immediate attribution of blame following the recent terror attack in Moscow, with Dmitry Peskov, spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin, labeling the quick judgment as peculiar. This skepticism comes amid an ongoing Russian investigation into the tragic incident that left 143 dead at a concert venue.

Early conclusions drawn by US and EU

Hours after the attack at Crocus City Hall, both the US and EU were quick to absolve Ukraine of any involvement, pointing the finger at Islamic State Khorasan (Isis-K) as the sole perpetrator.

Peskov finds the rush to a definitive narrative by the Americans particularly odd. “It’s strange, to say the least, that the Americans have dared to announce a single narrative,” Peskov expressed, suggesting an ulterior motive to distract from a yet undisclosed issue.

The Russian law enforcement's ongoing efforts to establish a concrete understanding of the events have been seemingly overshadowed by these external pronouncements.

As per a Russia Today report, the narrative was further complicated by the arrest of four Tajik nationals early Saturday, as they allegedly attempted to escape into Ukraine. These individuals were identified by Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) and described as “radical Islamists” by security services. Despite this, Putin pointed out that the attack bears the hallmarks of Ukraine's foreign backers' hostile activities against Russia, leaving room for unanswered questions.

US's firm stance on Ukraine's innocence questioned

Maria Zakharova, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman, also criticized the US for its unwavering dismissal of Ukraine's potential involvement. She argued that if Ukraine were indeed innocent, the US would have advocated for a comprehensive investigation instead of outright denying Kiev's participation. “Based on what data and what information?” Zakharova questioned, implying that the US's immediate defense of Ukraine serves to also deflect scrutiny from its own role in supporting the Kiev regime.

"In order to ward off suspicions from the collective West, they urgently needed to come up with something, so they resorted to ISIS, pulled an ace out of their sleeve, and literally a few hours after the terrorist attack, the Anglo-Saxon media began disseminating precisely these versions," she said

Zakharova said that it was "extremely hard to believe" that Islamic State would have had the capacity to launch an attack.

Russia has leveled serious allegations against the United States following a devastating ISIS attack in Moscow. The assault, which targeted civilian areas, has left many questioning the circumstances surrounding the incident. Russian authorities have expressed suspicions of a potential cover-up orchestrated by the US.

The attack, executed by ISIS operatives, has rattled the Russian capital, prompting swift condemnation from international leaders. However, amidst the chaos and confusion, Russia has pointed fingers at the US, suggesting a deliberate attempt to conceal crucial information regarding the perpetrators and their motives.

Tensions between Russia and the US have escalated as Moscow accuses Washington of withholding vital intelligence related to the attack. Russian officials assert that the US possesses pertinent data that could shed light on the circumstances leading to the assault. However, they claim that the US is reluctant to share this information, fueling speculation of ulterior motives.

The Russian government's allegations have sparked outrage and disbelief among the international community, with many calling for transparency and cooperation in the investigation. Concerns over the potential implications of a strained relationship between Russia and the US have also emerged, as diplomatic tensions escalate in the aftermath of the attack.

While details surrounding the ISIS assault continue to unfold, Russia's accusations against the US add a layer of complexity to an already volatile situation. The need for collaboration and openness in addressing terrorist threats has become increasingly apparent, emphasizing the importance of international cooperation in combating extremism and ensuring global security.

As investigations into the Moscow attack proceed, the world watches with bated breath, hoping for clarity and justice in the face of adversity. However, amidst the chaos and uncertainty, the rift between Russia and the US serves as a stark reminder of the challenges ahead in the fight against terrorism.

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