Russian Foreign Minister Mocks Media over Trump Disclosures

US President Donald Trump and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Oval Office of White House in Washington D.C. United States

US President Donald Trump and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov meet at the Oval Office of White House in Washington D.C. United States

During a working visit to Cyprus, Lavrov said that what Trump actually told him was that Islamic State (IS) terrorists were capable of staffing untraceable explosives in laptops.

This handout photo released by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, shows President Donald Trump meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. "So if you are talking about that, I see no secret here", Lavrov told reporters in Nicosia during a joint news conference with Cypriot foreign minister Ioannis Kasoulides.

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has mocked US news reports suggesting President Donald Trump shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes.

"There used to be a joke in the Soviet Union that there was no news in the newspaper Pravda and no truth in the newspaper Izvestia", Lavrov said through a translator.

Thursday's comments were the first on the issue by Lavrov since his meeting with Trump at the White House and the subsequent furore over what was discussed.

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"Truly I get the impression that many U.S. media are working in this vein".

This comes hot on the heels of reports that Trump shared classified information with Russian Federation about Isis.

Brownlee said a resolution to the situation in Syria requires a concerted effort from the US and Russian Federation, and he hoped the meeting between Mr. Trump and Lavrov would prove "a step towards that".

The Washington Post reported this week that Trump shared highly classified information with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergey Kislyak about an Islamic State terror threat involving laptop computers on aircraft. A Washington Post story has accused him of revealing classified information to Russian officials.

The sharing of classified information with other governments is not uncommon, but in this case Trump went beyond what Bossert believed had been authorized, two US officials said.

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