National Security Advisor McMaster Stabs Trump in the Back Again, on Russia Policy

The US has seen “initial signs” of Russian “subversion and disinformation and propaganda” in Mexico’s presidential campaign, according to National Security Adviser Gen. H.R. McMaster

McMaster made the comments when asked about Russia during a mid-December event at the Jamestown Foundation in Washington, DC, according to Mexican magazine Reforma. McMaster has mentioned Russia’s “destablizing behavior” in Mexico and elsewhere several times in recent weeks.

”For example, with Russia we are concerned, increasingly concerned, with these sophisticated campaigns of subversion and disinformation and propaganda, the use of cyber tools to do that,” McMaster said, according to a clip of his speech obtained by José Díaz Briseño, Reforma’s US correspondent.

”As you’ve seen this is a really sophisticated effort to polarize democratic societies and pit communities within those societies against each other and create crises of confidence and to undermine the strength within Europe.”

”You see this most recently with the Catalonia independence referendum in Spain, for example,” McMaster said. “You see actually initial signs of it in the Mexican presidential campaign already.”

Jan. 5, 2018 (EIRNS)—During an interview with Voice of America, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster threatened Russia that it is "going to pay a huge price" for "empowering Iran."

"What we have seen recently is it seems as if Russia will actually act against its interests to spite the United States, the West, our European allies,"

he asserted.

"Every state, every Arab state certainly, should recognize what Russia has been doing, and Russia should pay the price in terms of its reputation, its access to the region for what it is doing to enable Iran and Iran’s very destructive activities..."

"What was need to do with Russia is confront their destabilizing behavior," and "pull the curtain back on it."

Setting the record straight, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said today that Washington is "looking for reasons" to pressure Iran on its nuclear program, by linking it to the protests. He had earlier warned against interfering in Iran’s "internal affairs."