The American press continues to discuss the sensational publication of The Washington Post, which had reported that the President of the United States Donald trump during a meeting at the White house gave the Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, top secret information concerning the terrorist group “Islamic state.”*
A day later, after the high profile publications the journalists of the New York Times saidthat the secret information illegally trump allegedly uncovered a Russian diplomat, was transferred to the U.S. military from the Israeli colleagues. About it journalists were told by two reliable source – former and current U.S. officials.
Journalists emphasize that this fact might complicate the foreign situation and the relations between the US and Israel. The publication suggests that Israel reacted negatively to the actions of the American leader, who decided to disclose classified information, received from his ally.
– After allegations of disclosure of “sensitive information,” trump called the meeting with Lavrov “very successful”
Israeli officials have not confirmed the authenticity of this version. However, the country’s Ambassador to the US Ron Dermer, in his commentary for the journalists assured the American public that Israel and the United States will continue close cooperation in combating international terrorism, which involve the exchange of intelligence.
In the afternoon of 16 may, the Russian foreign Ministry commented on media reports that trump allegedly shared secret information with Lavrov. Official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called the allegations another “fake”.
“May 11 (the day after trump’s meeting with Lavrov. – Approx. NEWSru.com) I warned you: us media in a few days, apparently, planned to issue a “sensation” about the meeting between Lavrov and the tramp”, she reminded. According to Zakharova, the American journalists also wanted to “give another fake thoroughness and reliability”, “decorate” the message “at least “secret” photos of the meeting”.
“But this part of the plan of the information campaign we destroyed, publishing photos as it is necessary by all the laws of professional ethics”, – said the representative of the foreign Ministry, apparently referring to the publication of the photos caused the surprise of the White house and the outrage of the American media (at a meeting not allowed).
Press Secretary of the President of Russia Dmitry Peskov, in turn, called the media publications that trump allegedly Lavrov handed over secret information, “complete nonsense”. “It’s not the theme, this is another nonsense. We do not want to have anything to do with that nonsense, this is nonsense, there is no theme, neither to confirm, nor to refute,” – said the representative of the Kremlin.
Meanwhile, information media today, unexpectedly, confirmed the President of the United States Donald trump. “As President, I wanted to share with Russia the facts at the meeting at the White house, which was openly stated. These facts are dealt with terrorism and flights safety…”, – he wrote on his personal page in Twitter. He also added that he would like to “Russia has significantly stepped up the fight against ISIS* and terrorism.” Trump also notedthat, as head of state, he had every right to share information with Russia.
Comments trump, Zakharova and Peskov relate primarily to the publication of the newspaper The Washington Post. The day before she reported that the President of the United States trump Lavrov handed over top secret information regarding the terrorist group “Islamic state.”*
15 may it was reported that information was provided to US by some of the middle East “partner” through the mechanism of exchange of intelligence, “which is considered so sensitive that access to details not revealed to the allies and very limited even within the American government.” According to officials, the act trump threatened the U.S. cooperation “with an ally that has the ability to get information about what is happening inside the IG*”.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.