State Duma deputy Inga Yumasheva, previously interrogated by the FBI at the New York airport, said former US Secretary of State George Shultz and former US Secretary of Defense William Perry were outraged by the behavior of US intelligence agencies.
“I was pleasantly surprised that not only ordinary Americans, but also officials approached me, expressed their indignation at what had happened. And among the officials there were four times California Governor Jerry Brown and George Schulz, who was Secretary of State under (US President Ronald) Reagan, William Perry, former US Secretary of Defense. That is, people are very high-status people who still influence politics in the United States, “Yumasheva said at a meeting of the State Duma’s Foreign Affairs Committee on Thursday.
Earlier, the Russian ambassador to the United States, Anatoly Antonov, said that Yumashev was taken to a separate room on his arrival in the United States and the documents were taken away, while a person who introduced himself as an FBI officer asked her “unclear and unacceptable questions” for an hour, after which he offered to continue talking in a cafe in informal setting. The Russian Embassy in the United States sent a note of protest to the State Department with a demand to clarify the reasons for the incident.