Thursday, May 27, 2010

CIA director Leon Panetta visits Romania

(AP)
BUCHAREST, Romania — The Romanian president's office says Central Intelligence Agency Director Leon Panetta met top officials to discuss terrorism, counterespionage and internet crime.

Panetta has had talks with President Traian Basescu, the head of the Romanian Intelligence Service and the Foreign Intelligence Service chief.

There was no word about Panetta's visit on Wednesday prior to the brief statement from Basescu's office. No further details were available.

Romania has been accused of allowing the CIA to set up a secret prison where suspected terrorists were interrogated and possibly tortured. The Romanian government has vehemently denied any complicity.

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