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Israel says its "deep, significant security relationship” with the US will remain unaffected amid claims that Donald Trump shared classified information with Russia, which he allegedly received from Tel Aviv. reports citing Reuters.

"The security relationship between Israel & our greatest ally the United States, is deep, significant, and unprecedented in volume," Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman tweeted on Wednesday.

"This relationship with the US is unprecedented in its contribution to our strength. This is how it has been and how it will continue to be," he wrote.

Trump has been accused of sharing highly classified information on an Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) plot with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak. It is alleged that the intelligence was given to Washington by Israel, though Tel Aviv has yet to confirm that claim.

Lieberman isn't the only Israeli figure attempting to downplay the situation, while US media simultaneously continue their finger-pointing at Trump and Russia.

Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz also said he has complete confidence in the US intelligence community.

2017.05.17 / 21:47
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