Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has expressed fears that the United States (U.S.) is ill-prepared to prevent to stop Russia from meddling with its forthcoming midterm poll, the same way it interfered in the 2016 general election.
There are indications that Russia is already attempting to interfere “in the U.S. in 2018” ahead of congressional midterm elections as it did in the 2016 general election, he said.
“The point is, if it’s their intention to interfere, they are going to find ways to do that. We can take steps to prevent it, but this is something that, once they decide they are going to do it, it’s very difficult to preempt it.
“They are supporting the Assad regime; they are providing the air cover for the regime. Russia is responsible, they agreed that they would take care of the chemical weapons in Syria, clearly they failed to do that,” said Tillerson.
“Russia really needs to move to a different place on this, and they can deny it all they want to, but facts are facts and they need to go to another spot.”
When asked whether the U.S. would initiate those conversations, Tillerson said, “the vice president is there and we’ll just have to see what happens.”