Report: IDF attaché sought intel. on Arab-Russia arms trade

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May 21, 2011 08:27

 
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Col. Vadim Leiderman, Israel’s military attaché who was expelled from Moscow, was trying to obtain details about Russia's arms trade with the Arab world, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said Friday, AFP reported.

Leiderman had approached "a number of Russian state workers for secret information about ... Russia's military and technological cooperation with -- and assistance for -- a number of Arab nations," the FSB statement said, as cited by AFP.

It added that Russia had decided to keep the expulsion secret as a "gesture of goodwill."

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