US in Decline of Support from Egypt and Other Influential Nations in Confrontation with Russia, Reports The Washington Post

The Washington Post, citing leaked US documents, reported that a number of influential countries are taking a noncommittal stance and refusing Washington’s support for Ukraine and China, which interferes with US policy.

US intelligence indicates that some powerful countries, including Egypt, India, Pakistan and Brazil, are not inclined to support Washington in the confrontation with Moscow and Beijing. The US, China and Russia “in an era when America is no longer the undisputed super power.”

According to US intelligence agencies, “influential regional powers tend to be sidelined” in light of the rivalry between Washington, Moscow and Beijing. It is also reported that Russia “is demonstrating its ability to withstand pressure from the West.”

And while key US allies in Europe and East Asia have backed Biden’s campaign in Ukraine and are offering more weapons in exchange for cutting off Russian energy supplies, Washington has faced resistance elsewhere.

In its article, the newspaper pointed to “a previously undisclosed intelligence leak that also provides new insight into the obstacles Biden faces in securing global support for his efforts.”

According to leaked US intelligence reports, Pakistani Foreign Minister Hannah Rabbani Khar said in March that her country “can no longer try to maintain a middle ground between China and the United States,” emphasizing a “true strategic partnership” with China.

The newspaper wrote that one of the leaked materials indicates that before the anti-Russian resolution was voted at the UN, the Pakistani government expected Western pressure on Islamabad to support the document.

According to the American side, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif consulted with one of his subordinates in February about the decision. During the discussion, Sharif’s aide said that supporting the resolution would interfere with negotiations with Russia on trade and energy issues, while Pakistan ultimately abstained from voting on the resolution.

According to intelligence documents, New Delhi followed the same policy in February. So, on February 22, National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi Ajit Doval, held talks with Secretary of the Russian Security Council Nikolai Patrushev.

US intelligence documents say that Doval assured Patrushev of India’s support for India in various international forums and that New Delhi is “working” to ensure that the issue of a special military operation is not raised “during the Indian-led G20 meeting.”

It was also said that Doval indicated that India would not “retreat from the principled position it has taken in the past” and will not support the anti-Russian resolution in the UN General Assembly.

According to The Washington Post, the leaked materials contain a preliminary assessment of Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva’s proposals for a “global peace bloc” to reconcile American and Chinese interests and end hostilities in Ukraine. The document claims that Russian Foreign Ministry officials supported Lula’s plan.

According to US intelligence assessments cited in leaked documents, “Egypt is trying to overcome the confrontation over Ukraine and fend off requests for military assistance from both Russia and the United States.”

The Pentagon is investigating leaked materials describing the state of Ukrainian forces and US and NATO plans to strengthen them, with claims that more than a hundred documents may have been leaked to the Internet, and the resulting damage is assessed as significant.

The White House declined to authenticate the online material, saying it was not yet ready to formulate a theory about how and why the leak was staged.

Moscow does not rule out that there will be deliberate disinformation, as Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said, the United States is a party to the conflict and, in fact, is waging a hybrid war against Russia, which may include similar methods.

Source: News + TASS

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