Meeting with Russia's Lavrov last week 'very successful'

U.S. President Donald Trump gestures after delivering keynote address at commencement in Lynchburg

Meeting with Russia's Lavrov last week 'very successful'

"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.

The rest of the story is a mish-mash of unverifiable sources, unnamed current and former US officials, who claimed that Trump disclosed to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak "code-word information" relating to Islamic State during a May 10 meeting in the Oval Office at the White House.

President Donald Trump's alleged disclosure of highly classified information to Russia's foreign minister is unlikely to stop allies who share intelligence with Washington from cooperating, officials said Tuesday. "It's true, I get the impression, that many USA media are working in this vein".

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

"As far as I can recall, maybe one month or two months before, the Trump administration had an official ban on laptops on airlines from seven Middle Eastern countries".

Lavrov's comments on the issue were the first since his meeting with Trump and after allegations were made by two U.S. officials on May 15 that the U.S. President had divulged secrets to Lavrov about planned IS operations.

White House officials reject the Post story, but they do not specifically deny that sensitive information came up at the meeting.

Even before Trump's meeting with the Russians, Washington's intelligence partners overseas have noted a barrage of reports around Trump, the Russians and spies.

"Look at the way I've been treated especially by the media", the Republican billionaire said.

The Kremlin has dismissed reports that President Trump shared classified information with Russian officials last week as "complete nonsense", but some of America's allies are expressing concerns the USA leader could be an unreliable keeper of secrets.

Trump said he had an "absolute right" to disclose the information, but did not characterize it as classified.

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