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Allegations that the arrested officer was allegedly passing secrets to Russia as well as the information about the expulsion of staffers of the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, who in reality left Canada last year within the framework of planned rotation at the end of their mission, cause bewilderment," Itar-Tass quoted Russian foreign ministry sources as saying.
We have a relatively small incident, so why would Canada be interested in blowing this politically out of proportion," he asked. "If Canada had an official expulsion of these diplomats, you can be sure that Russia would have an expulsion of Canadian diplomats in return."
Leuprecht noted Canada needs its relationship with Russia, especially if it hopes to coax Moscow to take a tougher line on Iran and Syria.
"If you want Russia on side, we're not going to blow this out of proportion," he said.
Originally posted by Panic2k11
reply to post by xuenchen
Do you (or anyone) know the names of the Canadian and Chinese spy agencies (governmental and military) ?
I could search for it but I believe that someone will have this info ready at hand, and it would be informative to others also...
edit on 24-1-2012 by Panic2k11 because: (no reason given)