© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi addresses the Senate forward of a confidence vote for the federal government after he tendered his resignation final week within the wake of a mutiny by a coalition associate, in Rome, Italy July 20, 2022. REUTERS/Guglielmo
ROME (Reuters) – No Italian political events had been named in a report drawn up by U.S. intelligence that highlighted Russian efforts to affect politics in additional than two dozen nations, Prime Minister Mario Draghi stated on Friday.
Draghi spoke to U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken earlier this week in regards to the report, which despatched a jolt by means of Italy forward of nationwide elections on Sept. 25.
“The secretary of state confirmed that Italian political forces weren’t on the listing of recipients of Russian financing,” Draghi informed a information convention.
“U.S. intelligence confirmed that it has no proof of covert Russian funding to candidates and politicians competing within the present election,” he added.