Tillerson denied reports that trump gave Lavrov sensitive information
The Secretary of state said that the US President and the Russian foreign Minister discussed a wide range of issues, among which was the threat of terrorism and common efforts to counter them.
WASHINGTON, may 16. /Offset. TASS Anton Cranks/. U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson denied the allegations of the Washington Post that President Donald trump gave the Russian foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Russian Ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak top secret information about the terrorist group “Islamic state” (banned in Russia). The chief U.S. diplomat circulated on 16 may.
“At the meeting of the President of trump with foreign Minister Lavrov discussed a wide range of issues, among which was the threat of terrorism and common efforts to counter them. While this exchange (of views) examined the nature of specific threats, but they did not discuss sources and methods (intelligence) or military operations,” said Tillerson.
“The President and the Minister of foreign Affairs (Russian Federation) addressed the common threats posed by terrorist organizations, including threats to the flights, said on his part the assistant to the President for national security Herbert McMaster. — Any intelligence sources or methods of intelligence gathering were not discussed, previously unpublished information about military operations was not disclosed”.
“The material is false. The President only discussed the common threat faced by both countries,” — said in turn Deputy McMaster Dean Powell.