US takes 'full responsibility' for inquiry leaks
- Author: Salvatore Jensen May 27, 2017,
May 27, 2017, 9:50
"With respect to the release of information inappropriately... certainly we condemn that", he said.
The officials said Tillerson and Johnson would write messages of condolence for the victims of Monday's attack, which killed 22 people and injured dozens at the end of a concert by US singer Ariana Grande at the Manchester Arena.
NAN reports that Trump vowed on Thursday to bring anyone caught leaking USA intelligence to justice after British police stopped sharing information about the Manchester suicide bombing with the United States.
Tillerson and Johnson will meet at Carlton Gardens, the official residence of the foreign secretary. Trump was widely criticized for allegedly sharing highly confidential information with the Russian Foreign Minister and the Russian Ambassador to the United States in an Oval Office meeting.
He noted that President Donald Trump had also condemned the apparent leaks to U.S. media outlets about the investigation into Monday's bombing in the English city of Manchester. Great Manchester Police even halted intelligence sharing with the US. "As President Trump said earlier this week in Saudi Arabia, we must drive the extremists out of our communities, we must drive them out of any country that would provide them with safe haven and we must drive them off the face of the earth".
"This special relationship that exists between our two countries will certainly withstand this particular unfortunate event", Tillerson said, downplaying the effects of the leak on UK-US intelligence cooperation.
"She expressed the view that the intelligence sharing relationship we have with the U.S.is hugely important and valuable, but that the information that we share should be kept secure", the source said.
He said the leaks of sensitive information were "deeply troubling" and posed a "grave threat" to United States national security.
Trump condemned the leaks Thursday saying in a statement, "I am asking the Department of Justice and other relevant agencies to launch a complete review of this matter, and if appropriate, the culprit should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law".
He said the relationship between the U.S.s and Britain was the most cherished of all US ties.
He also spoke of the "vital importance of the work that we do together across such a range of fields including, of course, intelligence sharing".