Britain ‘irritated’ over US leaks of Manchester attack details to press – France 24 – The leak is the latest incident to raise questions about the current US administration’s commitment to honouring the levels of confidentiality necessary to protect intelligence sources and ongoing operations.
US President Donald Trump dismayed members of the American politicians as well as foreign allies when he revealed top secret intelligence on Islamic State group plans to threaten airliners in a May 10 Oval Office meeting with Russian officials.
He raised eyebrows again on Monday during a trip to Israel, when he pointedly told Israeli officials that he never identified Israel as having been the source of the intelligence on the IS group’s plans.
“Just so you understand, I never mentioned the word or the name ‘Israel’,” Trump said as a press conference was finishing. “Never mentioned it during that conversation,” Trump added.