Incoming MI6 chief Richard Moore, along with CIA director Gina Haspel and DGSE head Bernard Emie, have all professionally served in Turkey and speak Turkish.
Richard Moore's biggest challenge is likely to be China, which the US identifies as its major geopolitical foe, though he will fight for funding after British politicians splurged on the coronavirus crisis.
The scathing report from the UN and the calls for the FBI to get involved in the Jamal Khashoggi murder investigation fell on deaf ears in the US. Why? Because money trumps morals.
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Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK accuse of trying to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent in Salisbury, appeared on Russian television, saying they were in the English town as tourists.
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