No evidence Putin is sick, says CIA chief


The head of the CIA, William Burnshas stated that there is no evidence to suggest that Russian President Vladimir Putin is illamid speculation about the possibility that he suffers from a serious illness.

“From what I can tell, he’s too healthy,” Burns said during the Aspen Security Forum.

However, the official clarified that his opinions “do not imply a judgment of (the services of) Intelligence”as reported by the American newspaper Political.

He also indicated that the Iranian authorities should reconsider any possibility of delivering drones to Russia to support its military offensive against Ukraine, launched on February 24 by order of Putin, who days before had recognized the independence of the self-proclaimed republics of Donetsk and Lugansk.

Iran’s government said last week that “lying and twisting the truth” is “common” among US politicians, before rejecting accusations that Tehran was responsible for the deaths of civilians in Ukraine.

In this regard, the spokesman for the Iranian Foreign Ministry, Naser Kanani, stressed that “cooperation between the Islamic Republic of Iran and Russia dates back to before the outbreak of the war in Ukraine and there have been no specific events in this regard in the period recent”.

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