Manchester Attack: UK Agrees To Resume Sharing Intelligence With US After Assurances

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According to the Reuters news agency, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism officer says intelligence sharing with the US has resumed after fresh assurances were received.

Assistant commissioner of the National Police Chiefs Council, Mark Rowley, confirmed that intelligence sharing has resumed.

“We greatly value the crucial relationship with our trusted partners around the world so we can collaborate and share sensitive information to defeat terrorism and protect the public at home and abroad. While we do not usually comment on information sharing arrangements with international law enforcement organisations, we want to emphasise that, having received fresh assurances, we are now working closely with our key partners around the world including all those in the ‘Five Eyes’ intelligence alliance.”

Earlier today, the prime minister, Theresa May, confronted the US president, Donald Trump, over repeated leaks to US media of information related to the Manchester bombing.

The Five Eyes alliance is made up of Britain, the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. Read more at The Guardian.

{Matzav}

 

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