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  5/7/2014, Iyar 7, 5774

Liberman Says US Spying Charges 'Malicious'


Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman rejected out of hand on Wednesday the anonymous allegations reported by Newsweek, that Israel is engaged in “unrivaled and unseemly” espionage against the US in matters relating to industrial and technical secrets.

Liberman told IDF Radio that the charges are “made up out of whole cloth” and that Israel rejects them out of hand. “I do not know who stands behind the report,” he said, but hinted that it may be part of an effort to torpedo legislation that would lower visa restrictions on Israeli citizens entering the US.