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Snowden: NSA, Saudi Arabia spying on Iran

ISNA - Iranian Students' News Agency

Sat 26 Jul 2014 - 15:25

TEHRAN (ISNA)- The former US NSA contractor Edward Snowden has recently released documents showing that NSA and Saudi Arabia have closely cooperated, spying on Iran.

The National Security Agency (NSA) has increasingly been working hand-in-glove with the repressive Saudi Arabian government since 2013, sharing intelligence and assisting with surveillance, according to the latest Snowden leak, RT reported.

Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden sent a top secret memorandum to The Intercept's Glenn Greenwald that describes the secretive US agency's relationship with Saudi Arabia.

The NSA primarily works with the Saudi Ministry of Interior (MOI) and Ministry of Defense (MOD).

The collaboration is a two-way street, the memo says, with the MOD giving the NSA access to remote geography in the Persian Gulf region, and providing information about Iran's military and Al-Qaeda in the Persian Gulf.

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