The Washington Post learned about the transfer of trump Lavrov classified information about the IG*. The White house deny this
U.S. President Donald trump revealed to the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to US Sergey Kislyak top-secret information that threatened the “critical source of information” about the terrorist group “Islamic state”*, according to the newspaper The Washington Post , citing a number of current and former employees of the White house. Given journalists information promptly denied the Secretary’s Rex Tillerson, and the national security adviser Herbert McMaster.
According to the newspaper, the information that trump has given Russia, is “so sensitive” that it is not readily available even for many members of the American government.
The newspaper’s sources said that the secret data were obtained from the “partner” of the United States, which did not give permission that the data will get to the Russian authorities. Thus, trump’s decision “jeopardizes cooperation with an ally that has access to the internal structure of the “Islamic state”*.
Journalists also reported that after meeting with Lavrov trump senior White house staff have taken steps to “contain the damage” from the actions of the President and made a few calls to the CIA and the NSA. “Trump has revealed more information of Russia than we share with our allies,” – said the source.
Secretary Rex Tillerson promptly denied the information voiced in the article in the Washington Times. “During a meeting of the President of trump with foreign Minister Lavrov discussed a wide range of issues, among which was a common effort and threats in terms of terrorism. During this exchange, participants discussed the nature of specific threats, but had not discussed the sources, methods, and military operations”, – quotes words of the head of Department “Interfax”.
Advisor to trump on national security Herbert McMaster also said that at the meeting of the President of the United States with the Kremlin “in no way was not discussed nor any sources or intelligence methods or military operations, which would not have been known publicly.” The Russian Embassy in the U.S. information on the transfer of sensitive data refused to comment.
Recall Lavrov after talks with the American President said that “the administration of tramp – people actions.” “President trump clearly confirmed its interest to build mutually beneficial, pragmatic relations and to solve the problems. This is very important – the focus and the President trump and President Putin on concrete results,” – said the Russian Minister.
Trump also expressed his satisfaction with the results of the meeting, noted the need “to stop the terrible killings in Syria” and expressed confidence that in this matter, “we have made progress”. “We had a very, very good meeting”, – concluded the head of state.
*Islamic state (ISIS, ISIL, DAISH) is a terrorist group banned in Russia.