Nicosia, Cyprus • Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday mocked U.S. news reports suggesting President Donald Trump inappropriately shared sensitive intelligence with him about terror threats involving laptops on airplanes.
Without directly confirming the details of their conversation, Lavrov said he didn't understand what the "secret" was since the U.S. introduced a ban on laptops on airlines from some Middle Eastern countries two months ago.
He joked that some U.S. media were acting like communist newspapers in the former Soviet Union and not offering real news.
"There used to be a joke in the Soviet Union that there was a newspaper, Pravda, so called Truth, that there was no 'izvestia' or news in there," Lavrov said. "Truly, I get this impression that many U.S. media are working in this vein."