Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures


Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov pauses during talks with the Cyprus' foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, at the foreign ministry in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

President Trump's revelation of classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov last week has Israel "boiling mad", after other United States officials confirmed that the intelligence originally came from an Israeli spy placed within the ISIS movement.

(AP Photo/Petros Karadjias). Cyprus' foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides, right, and Russian counterpart Sergey Lavrov walk following their meeting at the foreign ministry in capital Nicosia, Cyprus, on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

Some of the intelligence President Trump provided to Russian officials is so secret that American news organizations are still being asked not to report it, two US officials told NBC News.

He said the US and Russian Federation must pool efforts in the fight against terrorism and work together to strengthen nuclear non-proliferation.

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Lavrov recalled a joke of Soviet times when there were two main newspapers - Pravda, meaning Truth, and Izvestiya, meaning The News.

"Asked to comment on the controversy surrounding the reported intelligence-sharing, he said media have reported that "the secret" Trump told him was that "'terrorists' are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials".

The report claims the information had been obtained from "a USA partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement", and was not authorized to be shared with Russian Federation, the US' allies, or even within much of the U.S. government. "I have people brief me on great intel every day", Trump reportedly said.

White House officials reject the Post story, but they do not specifically deny that sensitive information came up at the meeting.

Earlier, a senior German lawmaker expressed concern about the reports that President Trump revealed highly classified information about ISIS to Russian officials.