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The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police

The NSA’s New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State Police

The NSA’s
New Partner in Spying: Saudi Arabia’s Brutal State
Police




By Glenn Greenwald and Murtaza Hussain




July 27, 2014 "ICH"
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The Intercept"
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 The
National Security Agency last year significantly
expanded its cooperative relationship with the Saudi
Ministry of Interior, one of the world’s most
repressive and abusive government agencies. An

April 2013 top secret memo provided by NSA
whistleblower Edward Snowden details the agency’s
plans “to provide direct analytic and technical
support” to the Saudis on “internal security”
matters.


The Saudi
Ministry of Interior—referred to in the document as
MOI— has been condemned for years as one of the most
brutal human rights violators in the world. In 2013,

the U.S. State Department reported that
“Ministry of …