SRI spokesperson says the service has no undercover companies, asks Daniel Dragomir for evidence
The spokesperson of the Romanian Intelligence Service (SRI), Ovidiu Marincea, has stated that SRI has no undercover companies, as ex-intelligence officer Daniel Dragomir had recently said, adding that the time will come when all those spreading unfounded allegations in the public space are compelled to present evidence.
Dragomir had stated that 90% of the undercover companies’ turnover comes from the contracts with the state.
“SRI has no undercover companies. It’s easy to decrypt what you are trying to do, Mr. Dragomir, but please, stay credible at least,” Marincea poste on his Facebook page.
The SRI spokesperson said that any problem that has no explanations or solutions in Romania ended to be assigned to the Romanian Intelligence Service.
“Why’s that? For a secret service finds hard to defend itself. We are not the Labour Inspection to reveal documents on TV, or a political party to send armies of influencers to TV talk shows. The most simple but extremely dangerous method is to talk about undercover companies, millions of tapped Romanians and other dreadful deeds (…) It’s also SRI’s fault that it could do more on promoting the security culture among citizens, to be more open so that the citizen could know us. For, unfortunately, many Romanians don’t know what is SRI doing. They say we are tapping phones, that we are spying and arrest people, things said on TV, where, unfortunately, many journalists are doing the research from Google,” Marincea also said.
He announced that SRI would communicate more from now on and would provide more explanations. “And the time will come when all those spreading unfounded allegations in the public space are compelled to present evidence as well”, he concluded.
Former SRI office Daniel Dragomir said on Sunday night that 90% of the undercover companies’ turnover come from the oil, alcohol, media or IT industries.