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Former Mossad chief warns of sharing intelligence info with U.S.

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The former head of Mossad's intelligence directorate has warned of the damage done by U.S. President Donald Trump's alleged disclosure of classified Israeli information to the Russians and said it is likely to affect cooperation on sharing of U.S.-Israeli intelligence.

The highly classified information that Trump revealed to was reportedly provided by to

Israeli intelligence was a source for some of the highly sensitive information about the terror group's bomb -making capabilities that the President discussed with Russian diplomats at the Oval Office last week, the CNN quoted U.S. and Diplomatic officials , as saying.

Danny Yatom, Israel's former head of Mossad, has warned of a very bad development and a possible catastrophe if Trump compromised an Israeli source of intelligence , then we are forced to keep the very sensitive information close to our chests.

Mossad's former chief further added that the revelation may be a significant blow to Israel's intelligence about ISIS but White House insisted that Trump did not compromised national security by sharing information with Russian officials.

The Post reported that who said Trump's disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the terror group as the information the President relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. Government.

According to the report, the partner had not given the United States permission to share the material with Russia, and officials said Trump's decision to do so endangers cooperation from an ally that has access to the inner workings of the Islamic State.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 22:32 IST
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