Candidates line up to be next CNR
Several candidates are vying to replace outgoing national intelligence coordinator Alain Zabulon. [...]
The DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) is France’s external intelligence service. Operating all over the world, the agents of its operations department, or DO, and intelligence department, DR, have distinguished themselves recently in Africa and the Middle East. The service’s technical department, or DT, is France’s dedicated interceptions service, like Britain’s GCHQ or the NSA in the US.
Although the chances of an agreement between Western nations and Iran have been pushed back to next June 30, Western companies are already making contacts with the Iranian authorities. Each has his own approach to breaking through Iranian economic barriers. London [...]