TEHRAN, Jan. 7 (MNA) – Former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden has more secrets to reveal that relate to Israel, Greenwald, the journalist who first brought his leaks to the world’s attention said on Monday.
Among allegations aired by Snowden last year were that the U.S. National Security Agency and its British counterpart GCHQ had in 2009 targeted an email address listed as belonging to then-Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and monitored emails of senior defense officials.
Israel played down the disclosures. But Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had ordered the matter examined and that “there are things that must not be done” between allies.
Glenn Greenwald, who as a writer for Britain’s Guardian met face-to-face with the Snowden and has written many of the newspaper’s stories based on his material, was asked in an Israeli television interview whether the ex-contractor had more secrets to tell that related to Israel.
Greenwald said he doesn’t want to preview any stories that aren’t yet published, “but it is definitely the case that there are a huge number of very significant stories that are left to report. We have only had these documents for seven months, which is not a very long time.”
“I think you are absolutely right to contrast the Jonathan Pollard case with revelations of American spying on their closest allies within the Israeli government, because it does underlie, underscore exactly the hypocrisy that lies at the center of so much of what the US government does,” he said.
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