The yearly meeting of world governments during UN Week in New York City is a total “den of spies” according to foreign relations experts, with some analysts saying at least 50% of attendees are there for “pure intelligence gathering.”
“Only 50 percent of the UNGA is about diplomacy, the other 50 percent is pure intelligence gathering. Within the U.N. building’s walls it is very diplomatic, but outside it is pure chaos – a total spy game,” said Larry Johnson of CyberSponse.
“Every country is engaged in spying at this event, and they have their intelligence/surveillance teams come in at least a week in advance, often from different ports of entry, so they are harder to trace,” said Johnson. “They will be doing every type of surveillance you can imagine, from intercepting cell phone traffic and WiFi to bugging hotel rooms, visual surveillance (photography) and in-person reconnaissance.”
“With the city becoming the world’s melting pot for the month of September, those interested in espionage can essentially have a one-stop shop for assisting a country or being a double agent for another, with plenty of cover story options given the numerous events,” Erik Rasmussen, Principal Head of Cybersecurity and Risk Management Solutions for private security firm Grobstein Teeple, told Fox News.
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AMERICA FIRST: Trump Slams ‘Global Government’ in Fiery UN Address
President Trump touted his ‘America First’ foreign policy during a fiery speech at the United Nations Tuesday, slamming “global governance” and saying America will never be ruled by un-elected bureaucrats.
The Commander-in-Chief was speaking before the UN General Assembly when he vowed never to “surrender America’s sovereignty” and outright rejected the “ideology of globalism.”
Donald Trump: "We reject the ideology of globalism, and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism"
— BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) September 25, 2018
“We will never surrender America’s sovereignty to an un-elected, unaccountable global bureaucracy. America is governed by Americans. We reject the ideology of globalism and we embrace the doctrine of patriotism,” said Trump.
“Around the world, responsible nations must defend against threats to sovereignty. Not just from global governance, but also from other new forms of coercion and domination,” he added.
DEVELOPING: Rod Rosenstein to Meet with President Trump Thursday
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein is scheduled to meet with President Trump at the White House Thursday; ending hours of media speculation after he was abruptly summoned to the White House Monday morning.
According to an official statement from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Rosenstein “had an extended conversation” with the President regarding recent media reports he proposed “secretly recording” Trump during Oval Office meetings.
“At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” said Sanders.
“Because the President is at the United Nations General Assembly and has a full schedule with leaders from around the world, they will meet on Thursday when the President returns to Washington, D.C.,” she added.
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