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Reports: Diplomat in Moscow Was Spy

February 22, 1996
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An Israeli diplomat expelled from Moscow at the beginning of the month was spying for the Mossad, Israel’s foreign intelligence service, according to reports from Russia.

The Israeli reportedly was discovered to be a spy when a Russian citizen was arrested in December after being accused of passing the diplomat classified documents in exchange for large sums of money.

Israel’s Foreign Ministry acknowledged earlier this month that Russia expelled the diplomat for “behavior unbecoming diplomatic norms.”

A Russian news agency reported that Israel did not object to the expulsion.

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