Trump said that did not mention Israel by sharing intelligence with Lavrov

© 2017 AFP / Brendan Smialowski US President Donald trump. Archival photoTrump said that did not mention Israel by sharing intelligence with Lavrov© 2017 AFP / Brendan Smialowski

The US President Donald trump said that did not mention Israel in conversation with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, with whom he allegedly shared secret information about terrorists ‘ plans.

American and Israeli media have criticized trump, arguing that the information was initially they received from Israel, and their disclosure would compromise the source and method of obtaining information.

«I never mentioned the word or name of Israel. Not once during this conversation,» — said the American President to a question from journalists at the meeting with the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu.

«Everyone says that I did it. So you have another wrong story. Never said the words «Israel», he added.

The Washington Post may 17, citing anonymous sources among current and former American officials said that trump during a meeting with Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told some sort of information that «put at risk a critical source of intelligence information» on the group «Islamic state.»*

The next day, the US presidential Advisor on national security Herbert McMaster has called media reports false. According to him, trump and Lavrov discussed the common threats from terrorist organizations, including threats to aviation, but did not discuss the sources or methods of intelligence, and was not disclosed military operations, which would not be known publicly.

Later, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is ready to provide the Senate and the congressional record of negotiations of the Minister of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Lavrov and US President Donald trump, if Washington has such a desire. He called «political schizophrenia» accusations trump from the American media that the alleged Lavrov handed over secret information.

* A terrorist organization banned in Russia.

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