How Stasi Spy Gave Our Secrets to the East Germans; Communist Mole Met Thatcher and Passed on Navy Plans
Byline: MATTHEW BAYLEY
A COMMUNIST spy infiltrated an influential and respected British think tank at the height of the Cold War, it emerged last night.
The mole, who worked for the East German intelligence agency, the Stasi, penetrated the Royal Institute of International Affairs, passing on sensitive information for at least six years during the 1980s.
Codenamed Eckart, he came into contact with the then Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and many other politicians while supplying his handlers with 27 reports on intelligence gathered from the institute.
This included details of Royal Navy manoeuvres and Nato planning. He also stole and passed on …
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Publication information: Article title: How Stasi Spy Gave Our Secrets to the East Germans; Communist Mole Met Thatcher and Passed on Navy Plans. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Daily Mail (London). Publication date: September 16, 2000. Page number: 23. © 2007 Daily Mail. COPYRIGHT 2000 Gale Group.
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