- Title: NATO chief says U.S. leaks on Manchester investigation a "bilateral issue"
- Date: 25th May 2017
- Summary: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM (MAY 24, 2017) (REUTERS) BRITISH AND U.S. FLAGS FLYING OUTSIDE NEW NATO HEADQUARTERS NATO MEMBER STATE FLAGS FLYING BEHIND SECURITY FENCE SIGN READING (English & French): "Brussels 25 May 2017 - NATO", ROMANIAN FLAG BEING RAISED VARIOUS OF NEW NATO HEADQUARTERS AND MEMBER STATE FLAGS BEHIND SECURITY FENCE TWO SOLDIERS SALUTING
- Embargoed: 8th June 2017 09:19
- Keywords: attack IS NATO leaks Manchester terror U.S. UK Stoltenberg Trump
- Location: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- City: BRUSSELS, BELGIUM
- Country: Belgium
- Topics: NATO,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA0016IC68G7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg on Thursday (May 25) said U.S. leaks from the investigation into the Manchester attack were a "bilateral issue" and instead urged members of the alliance to enhance intelligence sharing, announcing the establishment of a new fusion cell at NATO's headquarters to fight against terrorism.
The Manchester bomb attack is set to play a big role during a NATO summit later in Brussels on Thursday, where British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to raise the issue with U.S. President Donald Trump.
British police scrambled to close down a network around the Manchester suicide bomber who killed 22 people, with arrests in Britain and Tripoli on Wednesday (May 24) as details about the investigation were leaked to U.S. media, infuriating authorities who fear a second attack is imminent.
Stoltenberg also told reporters he supported the implementation of economic sanctions on Russia, but that it was for the EU and the U.S. to make the final call on the issue.
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