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Russian foreign minister mocks media over Trump disclosures

AP
Published May 18, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
Updated May 18, 2017, 8:55 pm IST
He joked that some US media were acting like communist newspapers during the Soviet Union and not offering real news.
President Donald Trump meeting with Russia's Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office were issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media (Photo: AFP)
 President Donald Trump meeting with Russia's Sergei Lavrov in the Oval Office were issued by the Russian state news agency TASS, and subsequently published by much of the global media (Photo: AFP)

Nicosia: 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.

Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov told reporters in Cyprus on Thursday that he didn’t understand what the “secret” was since the US introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago.

 

He joked that some US media were acting like communist newspapers during the Soviet Union and not offering real news.

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.

Lavrov said: “So, if you’re talking about that, I see no secret here.”

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