PARIS (Mar. 11)
The French weekly, “Le Point,” reports that French military security officials suspect Jewish engineers working in the aeronautic and armament industry of leaking technical information to Israel. The security services are currently investigating the matter, according to the weekly.
In this week’s issue, “Le Point” reveals military security suspicion was aroused when officials noticed that the Israeli military industry was currently using methods and techniques similar to those classified as secret in France. The “Le Point” article confirms a recent report here implying that Prime Minister Pierre Messmer examined in secret Feb. 25, with officials from the military security, secret service, DST (counter-espionage), and several ministries, files on suspected espionage activities by Jewish engineers in the electronics and armaments industries.
The report appeared in the “Letter from Expansion” and said the Interior, Justice and Foreign Affairs Ministers were present. There has been no official government confirmation of the report. The “letter” is a supplementary confidential newsletter published by the economic weekly, “Expansion.”