BBC Denied Naming MI5 Officer who ‘poses danger to women’

Attorney General Suella Braverman applied for an injunction to prevent a BBC story from identifying an MI5 agent without confirming or denying his status as an agent. The BBC submitted that revealing his identity would not put him at risk, … Continue reading BBC Denied Naming MI5 Officer who ‘poses danger to women’

MI5 calls on Tech companies help

Sir Andrew Parker, MI5’s director general, has called on the technology and social media companies to establish a technical feature in their software platforms that allowed spy agencies “exceptional access”  and law enforcement access to encrypted messages, amid fear they … Continue reading MI5 calls on Tech companies help

Former MI6 chief calls for defence against Russia

One of Britain’s most senior officers in the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) told the BBC that Britain should be prepared to spend more on its defence budget to protect itself from the increasing threat of Russia’s aggressive position in support for the Pro-Russian rebel separatists in the Ukraine and it’s annexing of Crimea in the light of condemnation from authorities in Kiev; the  West, and even Russian citizens who are accusing Moscow of sending troops to support the Pro-Russian rebels in the Ukraine, although the Russian Government has always denied these reports. NATO has also been concerned and criticised any … Continue reading Former MI6 chief calls for defence against Russia

Disguised MI5 Officer Gives Evidence in US Court

A  UK intelligence officer gave evidence in the trial of an alleged leader of an al-Qaeda cell, who is currently being tried in the United States for planning to bomb the New York subway system. The alleged leader of the cell, Abid Naseer, who is 28 and from Pakistan, was a studying in Britain in April 2009 and was arrested by British police along with 12 others for planning a series of suicide bombings in the city of Manchester. He was extradited to the US in 2012 to face changes of organising a suicide attack against the New York public … Continue reading Disguised MI5 Officer Gives Evidence in US Court

US stalls CIA Covert Action in Iran report disclosure

The U.S. Department of State has blocked the publication of a long-awaited documentary history of U.S. covert action in Iran in the 1950s out of concern that its release could adversely affect ongoing negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program. The controversial Iran history volume, part of the official Foreign Relations of the United States (FRUS) series, had been slated for release last summer. (“History of 1953 CIA Covert Action in Iran to be Published,” Secrecy News, April 16, 2014). But senior State Department officials “decided to delay publication because of ongoing negotiations with Iran,” according to the minutes of a September … Continue reading US stalls CIA Covert Action in Iran report disclosure

E3+3 Talks on Iran

The major E3+3 countries of the world (including the UK, US, China, France, Germany and Russia) will be meeting today in Instanbul with the Iranian Government once again to discuss and have an offer of an  assurance over any proposed nuclear programme that Iran may be conducting. This follows a meeting of the E3+3 at the UN General Assembly in September 2009. At that meeting Iran’s nuclear programme was found a matter of concern to the E3+3 countries as they said in their statement – those talks basically wanted to see Iran to implement all measures required by the IAEA … Continue reading E3+3 Talks on Iran