Russian Federation calls Trump allegation "nonsense" as United States allies worry

Frederick Owens
May 20, 2017

On Wednesday, US President Donald Trump hosted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House where they discussed a wide range of issues with Syria topping the agenda.

The European Union should quilt the practice of one-sided game in regard to Russia in order to restore the full-scale cooperation with Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Thursday following a meeting with his counterpart from Cyprus, Ioannis Kasoulidis.

"A former USA intelligence official has told CBS News that "inappropriate" information" was discussed by Mr. Trump during that Oval Office meeting with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak last week.

USA intelligence officials have asked NBC News and other media organizations not to report the type of equipment, where it was stolen, and the name of the city where the intelligence was gathered, because doing so could harm US national security, they say. "It's true, I get the impression, that many US media are working in this vein".

The Russian word "pravda" means truth, while "izvestia" means news.

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"Lavrov says media have reported that Trump told him that "'terrorists' are capable of stuffing laptops, all kinds of electronic devices, with untraceable explosive materials", information he says the administration revealed with the laptop ban.

U.S. President Donald Trump addresses a press conference at the White House in Washington D.C., the United States, on April 12, 2017.

Trump responded by tweeting that as president, he had authority to disclose whatever he'd like.

At the press conference, Lavrov also said Russian Federation would like to improve its relations with the European Union (EU). As such, he said, there was nothing about the story for the Kremlin to confirm or deny.

Known so far is that Trump shared with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador a plot being hatched by ISIS, but NBC reveals more specifics about the plot as well as details the intelligence community (IC) is asking it and other media outlets not to reveal.

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