According to new report, Israeli intelligence officers are “boiling mad and demanding answers” after President Trump reportedly shared classified information from Israel with Russia.
“We have an arrangement with America which is unique to the world of intelligence sharing,… We do not have this relationship with any other country.”
This was confirmed to Buzzfeed on Tuesday by Two Israeli intelligence officers that Israel had shared specific intelligence with the U.S. about Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) plots to smuggle explosive laptops onto planes.
“To know that this intelligence is shared with others, without our prior knowledge? That is, for us, our worst fears confirmed,” one intelligence officer said to Buzzfeed
The New York Times on Monday reported that the highly classified information Trump revealed to top Russian officials came from Israel, which it said was confirmed by one current and one former official familiar with U.S. intelligence gathering.
The newspaper reported that the information Trump shared during a recent White House meeting concerned a terror plot involving ISIS.
Israeli officials and the White House have since declined to confirm or deny whether Israel was the information’s origin.
“[They’re] boiling mad and demanding answers,” another Israeli intelligence official told BuzzFeed about his colleagues reaction towards Trump’s disclosure.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that Trump revealed highly classified information to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak at the White House last week.
Trump’s disclosure to the Russians risk damaging the relationship the U.S has with Israeli intelligence source.