The headquarters of MI6 in London. Source/Credit:TheTimes:Wednesday, November 16, 2011, 16:38 , by-AFP
In a rare speech on Britain’s secret intelligence efforts, Hague also confirmed for the first time that agents from the MI6 foreign intelligence agency have died in recent years protecting the country.
Hague admitted that Britain’s role in NATO-led intervention in Libya to protect civilians from late former strongman Muammar Gaddafi was “backed by effective intelligence” which “saved lives.”
“For example the Gaddafi regime tried to attack the National Transitional Council in Benghazi, and to kill some of the Western representatives in Libya,” Hague said in the speech.