The Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD are not the whipping boys of the American intelligence community, in particular the NSA, states the Dutch Minister of Interior, Ronald Plasterk. The statement is a response to an accusation made by former NSA employee and US whistleblower Edward Snowden, who said Dutch intelligence services walk on an American leash and are "extremely docile."
Dutch intelligence services AIVD and MIVD walk on the leash of USA's National Security Agency (NSA) and are "extremely docile" and seen as "subordinates", says former NSA and CIA employee Edward Snowden in an interview to Volkskrant and Nieuwsuur.
The ISIS jihadist Khalid K. from Almere was killed in fighting in North-Iraq. Various Kurdish fighters from the Peshmerga army confirm the death of the feared jihad fighter, De Telegraaf reports.
Minister Frans Timmermans of Foreign Affairs said that The Netherlands is doing everything it can to protect citizens from the growing threat of Dutch Jihadis. In the television program WNL Op Zondag, the Minister said that the Cabinet is making the prevention of local attacks a "top priority."
Dutch secret service AIVD is trying to hire students as informants, the AD reports.
The Netherlands has set up an investigation on the NSA’s connection to Prism, a national security electronic surveillance program run by the NSA.