U.S. intelligence chief says Russia and Iran are trying to intervene in the US election

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 U.S. intelligence chief says Russia and Iran are trying to intervene in the US election


John Ratcliffe

U.S. National Intelligence Director John Ratcliffe said on the evening of 21 local time that Russia and Iran have respectively obtained the registration information of American voters, trying to influence public opinion in the US election.

According to the US consumer news and business channel (CNBC) reported on the 21st, Ratcliffe said at a news conference on the same day that Russia and Iran have taken actions to try to influence public opinion in the US election. We have confirmed that Russia and Iran have obtained some voter registration information respectively, which may be used to convey false information to registered voters and create confusion to undermine voters confidence in American democracy, he said at a news conference

Ratcliffe also said Iran has been sending e-mails aimed at intimidating voters, inciting riots and damaging the image of US President trump. Ratcliffe said at the press conference that any claim that the so-called vote fraud is untrue. We call on every American to do his part to defend against those who want us to be hurt and not to let them achieve what they want, he said

Earlier in the day, the Washington Post also quoted U.S. officials as saying that Iran had sent a series of e-mails to Democratic voters claiming that it was from proudboys, a white supremacy group, that threatened voters to vote for trump. Enrique tario, chairman of proud boy, denied that the organization was involved in the incident.

Microsoft said in September this year that Trumps and Bidens major campaign consulting firms are under attack from multiple hackers.

Nikolai rahonen, press secretary of the Russian Embassy in the United States, refuted the charges. He said the U.S. government has been discussing so-called interference in elections for so many years, but has not given any evidence to prove that what it calls hacker attacks is true. Earlier this month, Russian President Vladimir Putin also denied accusations of Russian intervention in the US election, saying the charges were groundless and said: we will cooperate with any future president of the United States.

In March, Alireza miryosefi, a spokesman for the Iranian delegation to the United Nations, denied any involvement in hacking activities and said that the Iranian government was not involved in cyber warfare. Irans foreign minister, Mohamed Jawad Zarif, also denied last year that Iran intended to interfere in the US election, saying that Iran would not interfere in other countries internal affairs.

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