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  • U.S. concerned over info leak to Russia through Japan diplomat

    05/18/2002 1:53:25 AM PDT · by Vigilant1 · 4 replies · 290+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 18 May 2002 | Kyodo News
    TOKYO, May 18, Kyodo - The United States is concerned about possible leaks of U.S. information to Russia through Masaru Sato, a Russian affairs expert at the Foreign Ministry arrested Tuesday, diplomatic sources said Saturday. The U.S. government has strong concerns because Sato allegedly delivered top-secret official telegrams regularly to scandal-tainted lawmaker Muneo Suzuki even after he left a key government post, the sources said. Sato was in a position to see a broad range of information from Japanese diplomatic missions abroad since July 1998 when he assumed a post at the Intelligence and Analysis Bureau, taking charge of top-secret...