Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Thursday referenced the controversy surrounding photos a Russian photographer took during a White House meeting with President Trump that was closed to the American press. 

Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a video Thursday of Lavrov meeting with the secretary general of the Council of Europe in which the men seem to joke about the photo op and the reports that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence to Lavrov during their recent Oval Office meeting.

The Council of Europe's Thorbjorn Jagland asked in the clip, "These pictures won't cause any problems for you?"

"Depends on what kind of secrets you pass on to me," Lavrov responded.

The remark was met with laughter by the assembled diplomats.


Last week, Trump met with Lavrov and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak in the Oval Office. The meeting was closed to U.S. press, but photos of the meeting were later posted on Twitter by members of the Russian press, enraging many in the American media and at the White House.

An administration official said last week that the White House was misled about the true role of the Russian photographer, according to a Washington Post report

White House officials told the publication they were not expecting to see the photos of the meeting posted online by the state-owned Russian news agency Tass.