Trump condemns leaks after United Kingdom stop sharing intel

Elias Hubbard
May 28, 2017

The British reprimand was all the more embarrassing as it came just weeks after Trump was reported to have shared classified intelligence about an ISIS bomb plot with the visiting Russian foreign minister.

The arrests take the total number of men in custody to eight after a series of raids across Manchester, Wigan and Nuneaton, Warwickshire.

The BBC on Thursday reported that Britain had stopped sharing information with United States law enforcement "because of a series of leaks thought to have come from the American intelligence community".

He was quiet and withdrawn, a college dropout who liked soccer - and, some say, showed alarming signs of being radicalized years before he walked into a pop concert at Britain's Manchester Arena and detonated a powerful bomb, killing himself and 22 others.

Abedi's father, Ramadan Abedi, was arrested in Tripoli with his brother Hashim, who Libyan security forces said was "aware of all the details" of the attack.

The threat assessment has now been returned to the level it was at prior to the attack in Manchester, northwest England, and means soldiers who have been assisting police, would be withdrawn from Britain's streets from midnight on Monday.

A woman arrested in the Blackley area of Manchester yesterday has been released without charge.

The pictures included the remains of the suspected bomb, the rucksack worn by the suicide bomber and showed bloodstains amid the wreckage.

Abedi travelled back to Manchester last week from Libya after visiting his mother, father, younger brother and a sister, who moved full-time to Libya after Gadhafi's overthrow.

Leaks from an investigation into the Manchester terror attack are undermining the probe, British police said on Thursday as the BBC reported that police had stopped sharing information with the U.S.

"He was giving farewell", bin Salem said.

However, the poll also suggested that 41 percent of respondents believe the Conservatives would handle defence and security best, compared to 18 percent who said the same of Labour.

With the official threat level raised to "critical", meaning a further attack could be imminent, troops have been deployed to free up police, and armed officers patrolled trains for the first time in Britain.

Speaking to RTÉ's Morning Ireland, Mr Barnett said that the attack was targeted at an especially vulnerable group and it was tragedy that has touched the whole world.

Police in Manchester are trying to establish who made the bomb detonated by 22-year-old Salman Abedi on Monday, but they have stopped sharing intelligence information with United States law enforcement agencies after key details were leaked to newspapers.

The elder Abedi denied that he was part of the militant group and said his son was not involved in the concert bombing and had no connection to militants.

"I spoke to [Salman Abedi] about five days ago. there was nothing wrong, everything was normal", Ramadan Abedi told Reuters, moments before he was arrested.

Citing unnamed federal security sources, Focus reports that British-born Salman Abedi twice flew from a German airport in recent years and wasn't on any global watch list.

French interior minister Gerard Collomb said Salman had probably visited Syria.

"When the trust is breached it undermines these relationships, and undermines our investigations and the confidence of victims, witnesses and their family", the statement said.

Ms Rudd had yesterday scolded USA officials for leaking details.

British Prime Minister Theresa May, arriving at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, said the countries' partnership on defence and security was built on trust, but "part of that trust is knowing that intelligence can be shared confidently". "His brother felt there was something going on there in Manchester and he thought his brother would do something like bombing or attack".

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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