In a fresh affront to US, Moscow exposes CIA station chief

The Russian FSB spy agency Saturday exposed the US embassy’s “Counsellor” as CIA rezident in Moscow. This blunt breach of intelligence protocol is seen as another Russian step to damage bilateral relations with the Washington after exposing and expelling alleged CIA spy Ryan Fogle earlier this week, claiming he had been caught trying to recruit a Russian intelligence officer.

DEBKAfile: Washington and Moscow are at loggerheads over Syria. By outing the CIA station chief in Moscow, the Kremlin appears to be seeking to humiliate the Obama administration and goad it into retaliating.

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