Norway: No Smiles for a Top Spy

No Smiles for a Top Spy

Former Diplomat, Politician and Journalist Arne Treholt, 42, was grinning last week as he entered Room 23 of the Oslo courthouse. But by the time Judge Astri Rynning finished speaking, the smile had vanished. After a 17-week trial, a panel of judges found Treholt guilty of spying for the Soviet Union and Iraq. Among the vital secrets he is believed to have passed along in ten years as an undercover agent for the KGB: details of NATO strategy and military contingency plans, alliance intelligence documents on troubled areas and Norwegian government confidential memos on meetings with world leaders. "Treholt has caused...

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