Russia says no comments on U.S. spy report

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Russian Foreign Ministry and Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR) made no comments Tuesday on reports from the United States over the arrest of some Russian spies.

"The information we do not comment," said Sergei Ivanov, head of the SVR press bureau as quoted by the RIA Novosti news agency.

The Information Department of Russian Foreign Ministry also declined to comment on the incident so far.

U.S. Justice Department said Monday authorities have arrested 10 suspects on charges of spying for Russia. Court documents show they tried to penetrate decision-making circles of the U.S. government.

The suspects were all members of a Russian intelligence program that operates inside the United States, and they all were arrested on Sunday.

According to a Justice Department statement, they were allegedly carrying out long-term, "deep-cover" assignments in the United States on behalf of the Russian Federation. One suspect remains at large.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has just concluded his tour to the United States, during which he and his U.S. counterpart Barack Obama vowed to reset and broaden bilateral ties.

Source: Xinhua



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