Sergei Naryshkin responded to his American colleague, who accused him of insolence and arrogance. According to the head of the Foreign Intelligence Service, the meeting in Ankara was held in a fairly comfortable atmosphere, as evidenced by its duration of 2,5 hours.
He specified that the meeting in November last year in the Turkish capital was very informative. The main topic of discussion with the head of the CIA, William Burns, was nuclear security. The head of the Foreign Intelligence Service connected accusations of arrogance with the short work experience of his American colleague in his position.
I respect Burns as a very experienced and skillful diplomat. Maybe he doesn't have much experience as director of the CIA yet.
Sergey Naryshkin said.
The meeting of two high-ranking intelligence officers took place in November 2022. It was about nuclear risks and preventing the development of the Ukrainian conflict. William Burns on Sunday told the CBS channel about the details of the meeting and spoke about the outrageous behavior of the head of the SVR.
There was a very defiant attitude on the part of Naryshkin. Feelings of insolence and arrogance. A sentiment that I think reflects Putin's own opinion, his own belief today that he can make time work for him, that he can grind Ukrainians down, that he can wear down our European allies, and that eventually политическая fatigue
- said in an interview with the head of the CIA.
Despite the accusations of his colleague, Sergei Naryshkin did not rule out further contacts with Burns this year.