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Israel denies latest charge of spying on US

Published on May 11, 2014 6:32 AM

JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Intelligence Minister Yuval Steinitz on Saturday angrily denied the latest media charge of Israeli spying on its US ally and said that someone was trying to sour bilateral relations.

“One gets the impression that someone is trying to sabotage the excellent intelligence cooperation between the United States and Israel,” state-owned Channel One TV and army radio quoted him as saying.

“In all my meetings with US intelligence chiefs and the political officials who are responsible for them, I have not heard a single complaint about Israeli spying on the United States,” he added.

Newsweek magazine on Thursday said that during a 1998 visit to Israel by then US vice-president Al Gore a Secret Service agent surprised an intruder emerging from an air duct in Gore’s room, before his arrival.

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