Ali weighs in on nuclear engineer charged with espionage

October 11, 2021 ABC News Australia

The FBI recently revealed that they charged a naval nuclear engineer and his wife with espionage for attempting to share information on U.S. submarine technology with another country. Javed Ali commented on the situation.

"Usually, when the U.S. government charges Americans with espionage, the hostile country that is on the receiving end of that information is named in the charging documents and the court documents. But for this, at least right now, that hasn’t happened," he said. "So, the generic foreign government raises all sorts of questions. Is it an adversary country to the United States like Russia or China, or is it a friendly government and just due to political sensitivities, the U.S. government right now is not willing to name them and is trying to work out the diplomatic aspect of this quietly?"