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Mexico reiterates it has no ties with Israeli espionage agency

Mexico, Aug 3 (Prensa Latina) President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador reiterated on Tuesday that his administration has no ties with the Israel-based NSO Group, which owns the Pegasus software and others computer programs related to political espionage.

When reporters asked him about this at his morning press conference at the National Palace, the president made it clear that there are no contracts with Pegasus, but there is a service between this agency and the secretariats of Defense and the Navy to carry out intelligence work.

He repeated that there are no ties with that company, but they are going to give an account of it anyway, and said that these two secretariats are the ones that report on everything they do.

The president added that Pegasus is an issue that has to do with the Attorney General’s Office of the Republic, which will carry out an investigation into the whole thing.

Last month, Lopez Obrador went to the bottom of a report by his head of Financial Intelligence Unit, Santiago Nieto, who provided all the details regarding contracts with the Israeli firm 0for over 32 million dollars to spy during the administrations of former Presidents Felipe Calderon and Enrique Peña Nieto.

The head of this unit released the names of all Mexican and foreign companies that took part in the management of these espionage instruments, as well as the millions of pesos they received from this illegal activity, which will be investigated by the Attorney General’s Office.