Russia poses a threat to the cyber security of the United States, but the White House insists on the need to cooperate with Moscow in this area. This was stated by deputy press secretary of the White House, Sarah Sanders on Monday during a briefing "not for cameras," reports Ukrinform.
“We admit that Russia is a cyber-threat. But we also realize the need to communicate with our advisories and when our opponents see the power, as it was with the president during the meeting (with Vladimir Putin), then we can look for other ways to work on common interests and look for positive moments where success could be achieved,” the White House representative noted.
Answering if the US and Russia plan to create joint department on cyber security, Sanders noted she was not sure if the details were discussed.
“I think it was just a discussion about the threats to cyber security and potential options,” Sanders said.
As it was reported earlier United States support extending sanctions against Iran and Russia. The White House objects to the part of bill that gives Congress much more powers in determining the sanctions policy against the Russian Federation.