The American National Security Agency (NSA) maintains espionage teams in US embassies, including the embassy in Vienna, reports an alarmed Die Presse, in the wake of revelations published by Der Spiegel.

Acting in collaboration with the CIA, the daily claims that a “Special Collection Service-Team” makes use of equipment installed on the roof of the Vienna embassy to intercept communications, and in particular communications from the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Neither the IAEA, or the Austrian Ministry of the Interior were willing to confirm this information, points out the daily, for whom —

The Cold War may be long over, but Vienna, which remains on the frontier between the West and the East, continues to play an important role for intelligence services.