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The Austrian retired military, who is suspected of spying for Russia, was recruited in Iran. About this newspaper Kronen Zeitung.
According to her, the first contact with the Austrians held in the Iranian capital Tehran in 1988. In the end, it was there that recruited him. The military subsequently transferred to Russia for 20 years, for which he received 300 thousand euros. As noted, most of all she was interested in the data about the fighters Eurofighter Typhoon.
It was reported that in exposing alleged spy for the Austrians helped “friendly” foreign intelligence Agency. Newspaper Der Standard asserts that a vein on what has notified the intelligence services of Germany.
That in Austria on suspicion of working for Russia detained Colonel of the Austrian armed forces, it became known earlier, on 9 November. Chancellor Sebastian Kurz urged Moscow to answer, and the Minister of foreign Affairs Karin Kneissl cancelled the planned December visit to Russia.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that Vienna was directly addressed to Moscow, their concerns and suspicions, and not to resort to “microphone, megaphone” diplomacy.
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