Russian agent posing as suburban mother used British passport to spy on U.S., claims FBI
By Mail Foreign Service, Daily Mail
June 29, 2010
One of the women accused of being a Russian spy in the U.S. travelled on a British passport, according to the FBI.
Tracey Lee Ann Foley, who was posing as a naturalised U.S. citizen born in Canada, is believed to have been given forged British documents by her Russian handlers.
She used them to travel to and from Moscow with greater ease, the FBI has claimed.
The Foreign Office said today it was investigating the claim.
If true, itwill undo some of the work that Prime Minister David Cameron did during the recent G8 and G20 summits to improve relations with Russian president Dmitry Medvedev.
The arrests are already likely to cause huge diplomatic embarrassment and chill relations between Mr Medvedv and U.S. President Barack Obama at a time when they had been thawing.
Today Mr Obama refused to answer questions over the arrests.