Obama "vows retaliation" against Russia

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By Catherine Hardy  with Reuters
Obama "vows retaliation" against Russia

Mr Putin is well aware of my feelings about this

Barack Obama US President

Barack Obama says the US will take action against Russia over claims of its involvement in the country’s recent presidential election.

The US president made the statement in a national radio interview.

What Obama said

“I think there is no doubt that when any foreign government tries to impact the integrity of our elections, we need to take actions and we will.”

“At a time and a place of our choosing. Some of it my be explicit and publicised, some of it may not be. Mr Putin is well aware of my feelings about this, because I spoke to him directly about it.”

The claims

Three US officials have said Russian President Vladimir Putin supervised his intelligence agencies’ hacking of the US presidential election.

They turned it from a general attempt to discredit American democracy to an effort to help Donald Trump, it is claimed.

What has Russia said?

Russian officials have denied accusations of interference in the US election.

What has Donald Trump said?

The US president-elect is angry.

He says he won the November the 8th election fairly.