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Israel said to be source of intelligence Trump revealed to Russians

ANI  |  Washington DC [USA] 

It has emerged that the classified intelligence that U.S. President Donald Trump disclosed in a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the was provided by

The New York Times said citing a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information that had provided with the highly classified information about the Islamic State.

is one of the United States' most important allies and a major intelligence collector in the Middle East and the revelation of Israel's most sensitive information to the Russians could damage the relationship between the two countries.

Israeli officials, however, did not confirm that they were the source of the information. In a statement Israeli ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer reaffirmed that the two countries would maintain a close counterterrorism relationship.

"Israel has full confidence in our intelligence-sharing relationship with the United States and looks forward to deepening that relationship in the years ahead under President Trump," Dermer said.

After the Post reported that revealed some classified information about ISIS to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov during a recent meeting, officials denounced the accusations.

"I was in the room. It didn't happen," National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster said in a statement as he called the report false.


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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 06:42 IST