Sometimes, not only the US Department of State, but the God makes mistakes, and sends us rain when it is not needed at all, – Roman Gotsiridze, chairman of the oppositional faction “National Movement” told reporters when responding to the question on the report of US Department of State in which State Security Service of Georgia is named as Georgia’s lead agency for terrorism-related incidents and investigations.
“We will get acquainted with the report. If they really said this, I would tell them that the State Security Service is the main component of the election headquarters of Georgian Dream, and the main motor of the election campaign of Georgian Dream, the main content of which is bribery, intimidation, threats, the use of administrative resources, the use of the money of Ivanishvili. The State Security Service devotes 90 percent of its financial and administrative resources to prosecute and track political opponents, rather than fight against spies. Which spy has been identified by the State Security Service for these eight years? Give me at least one name and I’ll say that the State Security Service directs not 90 percent of its activity to political activity, but 89” – Roman Gotsiridze said.
Asked if the State Security Service fails to work properly why the US Department of State notes otherwise, Roman Gotsiridze answered that sometimes God makes mistakes.
The US Department of State has published a 2019 report on terrorism, which, among other countries, assesses Georgia’s activities. In the document, the State Security Service of Georgia (SSSG) is named as Georgia’s lead agency for terrorism-related incidents and investigations.