The Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov considers secret information about the possible use of gadgets for terrorist purposes. Allegations of the American press to the address of the President of the United States Donald trump is that he allegedly divulged important intelligence on this subject, the foreign Minister called the publications in which there is no truth, reports “Interfax”.
“We read in your Newspapers that the main charge (in.) focused on what was revealed the secrets about the ability of terrorists to stuff elusive explosives, computers, laptops, iPads and so forth,” Lavrov said, answering questions of journalists, on Thursday, may 18, at a press conference in Nicosia after talks with the foreign Minister of Cyprus Ioannis Kasoulides.
“If my memory serves me, and a half-two months ago, the administration of Donald trump has officially decided to ban for passengers from several countries in the middle East region to carry on Board any electronic devices,” reminded the Russian Minister, adding that “this right was due to a terrorist threat.” “If this is speech, what is the secret here, I don’t understand” – surprised the Russian foreign Minister.
Commenting on the accusations of the American media. Lavrov said: “Sometimes one gets the feeling that many media outlets in the U.S. operate on the basis of the principle, which was popular in the Soviet Union: then joked that the newspaper “Pravda” in which there is no Izvestia, the newspaper “Izvestia”, in which there is no truth.” “It seems that many American media work in this way”, the Minister concluded, stressing that he would not “comment on speculation”.
Recall: The Washington Post first reported that during a meeting at the White house on may 10, trump could share with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergei Kislyak top secret information about the IG*. The White house and the Kremlin denied these reports. By trump, commenting on the publication, said that, as head of state, had every right to share information with Russia.
On Tuesday, the TV channel ABC News with reference to own sources reported that trump Lavrov allegedly revealed secret information about the plans of the militants of the “Islamic state” blow up that plane.
As mentioned in the article, Washington has received information about the militants from an Israeli spy in the ranks of the IG*. He told the American side that the terrorists want to make a blast on the flight, which goes to the United States, carrying the bomb on Board the aircraft in the body of the laptop, the source said. In the United States information considered reliable, in this connection, the authorities began to consider a ban on carrying laptops on a flight from Europe.
Trump was accused of divulging classified information, and that because of him the life of a spy is now in danger and, moreover, are at stake an opportunity to recruit new agents in the ranks of ISIS*.
Last week it was reported that Washington may prevent you from bringing electronic devices such as laptops and tablets in the cabin of the aircraft arriving in the U.S. from European countries. However, before it became clear that the US and the EU decided not to impose such a ban.
At the end of March in the US, the same considerations introduced a similar rule in respect of flights from 10 major international airports, located in Jordan, Egypt, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.