Published: Sat, May 20, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Ellis Neal

Israeli Intel Officials Furious Trump Revealed Info on ISIS

Israeli Intel Officials Furious Trump Revealed Info on ISIS

Israeli intelligence officials are furious that President Donald Trump revealed sensitive information about an ISIS plot during a meeting with Russian officials, fearing he may have compromised a vital source, Foreign Policy reported Friday.

"To them, it is horrifying", a USA defense official told Foreign Policy.

The United States and Israel are trying to move past President Donald Trump's apparent sharing of Israeli intelligence with Russian Federation.

Jordanian officials were said to have doubted that Israel would've had infiltrated ISIS, whereas thousands of Jordanians have joined the group, giving the nation ample opportunity to plant spies.

The official cited by Foreign Policy said the details shared by the president may have come from a source that was knowledgeable about Iran's Revolutionary Guards and its ties to Hezbollah - an adversary to Israel - in Syria and Lebanon.

When asked to confirm reports that Israel was the source of the intelligence information shared with Russian officials, White House spokesman Sean Spicer said Tuesday, "I can not comment specifically on that". "They are already reassessing: 'Where are we going to be able to gain that kind of information?'"

During a recent meeting with two Russian officials, Trump shared information about an Islamic State threat involving laptops on airplanes.

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