Algeria deeply concerned by Morocco spying allegations

Algeria has expressed “deep concerns” over reports that Morocco had used software to spy on “Algerian officials and citizens”.

The foreign ministry said in a statement that having been “directly targeted, Algeria reserves the right to respond”.

An investigation conducted by several Western media outlets revealed that the Moroccan secret service used software that had been developed in Israel to spy on Algerian political and military officials.

“Algeria is ready to take part in any international effort to establish the truth about these crimes threatening global peace and security,” the Algerian statement added.

Morocco has denied the claims made against its secret services and intends to sue the organisations behind the information.

Algeria and Morocco have a frosty relationship over the disputed territory of Western Sahara that is claimed by Rabat. Algeria backs the Polisario movement leading the fight for independence.

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