Friday, January 29, 2016

Steinitz 'disappointed' in 18-years of US spying

Minister responds to revelation of intelligence breach program, saying 'US spies on everyone, but we haven't spied on them for decades.'

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud) responded on Friday to the morning's report revealing that the US and UK have infiltrated Israeli intelligence for the past 18 years, hacking into the video broadcasts of Israeli drones conducting sensitive missions in the region.

Steinitz, who served as Intelligence Minister in the last government, said he was disappointed by the revelation, made by Yedioth Aharonoth from documents and images exposed by National Security Agency (NSA) whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

"We are not surprised. We know that the Americans spy on everyone including us, their friends," he told Army Radio. (Read More) (Includes news video)