The foreign Ministry called absurd article about the meeting between Lavrov and trump
MADRID, may 17 — RIA Novosti. Publication of the Washington Post about the alleged transfer by the President of the United States Donald trump Russian foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, “secret information” so absurd that it is impossible to comment, told journalists the Russian media in Madrid on Wednesday, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.
On Monday, the Washington Post, citing anonymous sources among current and former American officials said that trump during a meeting with Lavrov told some sort of information that “put at risk a critical source of intelligence information” is prohibited in Russia and other countries of the terrorist group “Islamic state” (IG*).
On Tuesday, the US presidential Advisor on national security Herbert McMaster has called media reports false. According to him, trump and Lavrov discussed the General threat from terrorist organizations, including threats to aviation, but did not discuss the sources or methods of intelligence were not revealed to military operations, which would not be known publicly. Prior to this, a number of leading US media seriously discussed, could the Russian Minister and Ambassador during the visit to the White house to set the listening equipment.
“The last story, which was spun around the Russian-American contacts, they are so absurd, that a couple of years ago, it was difficult to imagine. Today it is an informational reality that we face. It is impossible to even comment. To comment on this absurdity is to roll down to the level of the absurd. But not to comment too. This would give the green light to this fake news,” said the diplomat.
According to her, the American media don’t even hide that they are subject to political and financial groups and clans and serve their interests
Foreign Ministry spokesman believes that the American media have a great influence on European media, including Spanish. Zakharova gave an example that a Spanish journalist, to whom she gave an interview in Madrid, relied on the American sources, “which are not verified and which, as a rule, and then refuted”. “But, unfortunately, their dirty deed they do — wreak havoc in the global information space. This is called disinformation,” she added.
The phenomenon of the proliferation of “fake news” has developed in recent years, said the spokesman. “In defiance of tradition when traditional media over the years accumulated their authority and defended it by examining the facts, now dominated by a completely different approach — the use is not something that is unverified information, and knowingly false for the purpose of forming a certain biased approach. The Western media — there are American — made what they should never allow: to allow itself to be used in the political struggle”, — said the diplomat.
She said that two months of existence on the official website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation rubrics, which publishes fake news about Russia from the foreign press, “has accumulated a large collection of compilations of such information.” “The Spanish media are not among the foremost, but the problem is that a lot quoted from the American media. The American mainstream is sensemaking in the media European media. Unfortunately, music is ordered by the American media,” — said the representative of the Russian foreign Ministry.
During a visit to Madrid, the diplomat met with his Spanish counterpart, head of the information Department of the foreign Ministry of Spain, which discussed practical issues of cooperation of the information departments of foreign ministries of the two countries, the approaches to some international issues in the context that the possibility of impeding the dissemination of false information.
“We thought together, how could this evil of the XXI century to resist. We shared our experiences, talked about the creation of the appropriate section on the MFA website. Spanish colleagues said also suffer largely from unreliable information. We agreed that it is very harmful to cooperation at the global level, the people’s confidence in traditional media, and that, of course, need to develop some mechanisms that would spread “lzheinformatsii”. We were pleasantly surprised by the hospitality, openness, partnership atmosphere created by our Spanish colleagues,” — said the representative of the foreign Ministry.
In addition, she added that Moscow is ready to render necessary assistance to the Spanish side in the information support of the visit of Spanish foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis in Moscow, which will take place in early June.
*A terrorist organization banned in Russia