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    An alleged CIA agent has been briefly detained in Moscow for allegedly trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer, Russian media report.

    He was held overnight before being released to US officials, Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) said.

    Photos have emerged of the man, said to be an employee of the US embassy, being held face down on the ground.

    The US ambassador to Moscow, Michael McFaul, has been summoned to the Russian foreign ministry.

    The alleged spy, named as Ryan Fogle, is said to be third political secretary at the US embassy. There was no comment from the embassy.

    The agent was reportedly arrested with a large sum of money, technical devices and written instructions for the agent he had tried to recruit.

    While it is a sensitive time for US-Russian relations because of the crisis in Syria, the FSB's claims to have unearthed a CIA agent are unlikely to have any long-term political consequence, the BBC's Steve Rosenberg reports from Moscow.
    The Russian Federation would like to bring this to the council's attention. We find this a gross violation of trust and displays the CIAs, and the American's, ruthless means to betray for the purpose of their own self-interested plans.
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    Mozambique condemns the act of 'spying' on any country. Due to strained relations between the two country's, carful consideration of political moves should be thought out in order to stop relations from being strained any further. For Mozambique, both the USA and Russia are close development partners, and allies, and we hope that the two countries can resolve any differences that they may incur.
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    The US understands the Russian anger at this and we would like to remind the Russian Federation that we cannot be accountable for all operations of the CIA until we are aware of them. We do however stress the need to apologise for any inconvenience and trust that has been breached.
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    Uganda is thoroughly disappointed at the US and it's interference in other nations business.

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    The UK will remain neutral in this event however we would advise the Americans to make sure their spooks stay further in the shadows in future, we also trust russia will give the US a goood hiding for this act?
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    (Original post by Kiss)
    The US understands the Russian anger at this and we would like to remind the Russian Federation that we cannot be accountable for all operations of the CIA until we are aware of them. We do however stress the need to apologise for any inconvenience and trust that has been breached.
    The United States is accountable for the CIA, ignorance is not a defence. Would the United States find ignorance as an acceptable excuse if the FSB were caught spying on the United States, on American soil?

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    These are the cowardly acts of an Imperialist nation in decline. It appears that the United States has been spying on the very nations they seek to ally themselves with.
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    Australia suggests that perhaps the United States invest more heavily in training their spies in the future
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    Malaysia keeps a neutral stance on this particular case, but will stay wary of the potentially intrusive nature of government intelligence agencies.
 
 
 
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