Trump disclosed the information without consulting the ally that provided it, which threatens to jeopardize a long-standing intelligence-sharing agreement.
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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.In a meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak, Trump disclosed intelligence about a planned Daesh (ISIS) operation, which was supplied by a U.S. ally, two officials with knowledge of the situation said. The New York Times reported a statement by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Ron Dermer saying the intelligence was provided by Israel.Two of Washington's allies in the intelligence sharing network known as "Five Eyes" – which groups the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia and New Zealand – played down the impact on their relationship with Washington.A Japanese government official said it was simply not possible to stop cooperating with Washington on intelligence matters.Even before Trump's meeting with the Russians, Washington's intelligence partners abroad have noted a barrage of reports around Trump, the Russians and spies.
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