Shared intelligence must remain 'secure,' May to tell Trump

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British Prime Minister Theresa May, who spoke about the matter with U.S. President Donald Trump at a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels, said the countries' partnership on defense and security was built on trust.

U.S. officials released the suspected bomber's name and other details of the investigation into the deadly attack at the Manchester Arena Monday night, irking British investigators scrambling to keep details of the probe confidential.

Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday placed the country on its highest level of terror alert - "critical" - meaning a new attack is believed to be imminent.

Another brother, 23-year-old Ismail, was arrested soon after the attack and is among the eight men now in custody in Manchester.

Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins confirmed the news as he gave an update on the investigation.Police are trying to establish if bomber Salman Abedi acted alone or whether there could be a risk of further attacks.She said armed police would also be ready to respond quickly to any incidents and their walking patrols had been increased.

And on Wednesday in Libya, the bomber's father and younger brother were arrested by a Tripoli counter-terrorism force.

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"The British police have been very clear they want to control the flow of information in order to protect operational integrity - the element of surprise - so it is irritating if it gets released from other sources, and I've been very clear with our friends that that should not happen again", Rudd said, adding she had been very clear with leaders in Washington, D.C., "that it should not happen again". That was a change from previous thinking that a bomb-maker might be at large.

The suspect in the deadly Manchester concert bombing was driven by what he saw as unjust treatment of Arabs in Britain, a relative said Thursday, confirming he made a final phone call in which he pleaded: "Forgive me".

Meanwhile Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins hit out at the leaks of intelligence by USA agencies to the media, which had caused "distress and upset" to the families of victims of the atrocity.

The decision to stop sharing police information with US agencies was an extraordinary step for Britain, which is usually at pains to emphasize its "special relationship" with the United States.

"When one side talks the other side listens", one official told VOA on condition of anonymity.

Bin Salem said: "He was giving farewell".

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Professor Bob Pearson, Medical Director of Central Manchester Hospitals Trust said 32 patients remained at the Manchester Royal Infirmary, including five children and five adults in critical care.

The anti-terror force that took Hashim Abedi into custody in Libya said the teenager had confessed that both he and his brother, Salman, were members of the Islamic State (ISIS) group and that he "knew all the details" of the Manchester attack plot.

Abedi grew up in Manchester and even attended a local university. They labeled their initiative "A City United".

US President Donald Trump (right) with First Lady Melania arriving in Brussels.

Many European cities, including Paris, Berlin and Brussels, have suffered attacks in the past two years, underlining the importance of confidential intelligence cooperation.

"We don't want to create a situation where other intelligence services, our allies like the Brits, like the Israelis, feel very hesitant to share intelligence and share information with us because of the fear that this information or this intel can end up on the front page of newspapers", Ali Soufan, a former Federal Bureau of Investigation supervisory special agent, told VOA.

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And he abandoned his criticism of Saudi Arabia's human rights record following his warm welcome in the desert kingdom this week. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said "we put forward very many arguments" for the USA sticking with the agreement.

Trump was widely criticised this month after it emerged he had discussed sensitive Syria-related intelligence, originating from an ally, with Russian officials at a White House meeting.

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