Berlin suspects another secret agent in ties with US intelligence
9 July 2014, 20:37 -- Searches have kicked off in Germany at the home and workplace of a German secret service agent suspected of having ties with US intelligence. If Berlin's suspicions are confirmed, this will be the second case in a week of an American spy being detectged. According to Western media, this could lead to tensions in relations between the two countries.
The German Ministry of Defense may have unmasked a second American spy. According to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, staff from the Federal Office of criminal police and the Federal Prosecutor's Office searched the Berlin house and office of one a Ministry of Defense employee suspected of spying for US intelligence in Germany.
The Prosecutor's Office said that 'at the moment they cannot provide' more information. Today, the person suspected of cooperation with American intelligence will be interrogated.
The newspaper notes that insiders believe this case to be more serious than the previous one. Last week, another German Federal Intelligence Service employee was detained. He admitted that two years ago, he offered cooperation to American secret services and handed over to the CIA more than two hundred documents for about 25 thousand Euros.
It is reported that CIA Director John Brennan has already phoned teh Federal Intelligence Service coordinator in the German Chancellery, the Secretary of the Federal Interior Ministry of Germany, Klaus-Dieter Fritsche. Details of that conversation have not been revelaed by either side.
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