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'Second CIA spy in Germany': Berlin raids Ministry of Defense [Copy link] 中文

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July 09, 2014

German authorities have carried out a raid on the residence of a defense ministry official suspected of passing secrets to the US, just one week after the arrest of a German intelligence officer who worked as a double agent.

                  Officials from the Federal Prosecutor's Office said Wednesday  that residential and office premises of the staff of the Federal  Ministry of Defense in Berlin were searched on “initial  suspicion of activity for an intelligence agency.”  
  
  According to the German newspaper Die Welt, a soldier of  the Bundeswehr is suspected of committing espionage. The  individual was said to have made “intensive contacts”  with alleged US intelligence officials and was under the  surveillance of the Military Intelligence (MAD) some time ago.  

"When sufficient evidence existed, the case was handed over  to the federal prosecutor," security sources told the paper.  

  The news comes just one week after a 31-year-old German  intelligence official was arrested on suspicion of spying for a  “foreign power” since 2012. German media reported the double agent, who has not been identified, worked on  behalf of the CIA..


Meanwhile, the United States has not denied allegations that the  German intelligence officer arrested earlier was passing secret  files to the US National Security Agency (NSA).


German Chancellor Angela Merkel spoke on Monday following the  initial spy investigations, declaring, "It would be a clear  contradiction of what I consider to be trusting  co-operation" with the United States.


Relations between Berlin and Washington, representatives of  NATO’s two largest members, were already strained after NSA  whistleblower Edward Snowden last year released documents showing  that the NSA was conducting wide-scale surveillance on German  citizens’ communications – up to and including Chancellor Angela  Merkel's personal cellphone.  

  US Ambassador to Germany John B. Emerson was summoned to the  Foreign Ministry on Friday following news of the first case. A  German official who spoke on condition of anonymity told AP that  Emerson was at the ministry again on Wednesday, although the  reason for the latest meeting was not publicly announced.


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Double Agent ~~that is real~~~I thought it was only in the film

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