Al-Fayed Denies Leaking
MI6 Names
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Mohamed al-Fayed has denied he is involved in the naming of MI6 agents on the Internet.
UK newspapers say the Harrods tycoon is to face a security service investigation over the "damaging" scandal.
But Mr al-Fayed has confirmed he was contacted by "rogue spy" Richard Tomlinson, who has denied Foreign Office accusations that he himself is responsible.
Mr al-Fayed said his contacts with Mr Tomlinson were in connection with the 1997 car crash that killed his son, Dodi, and Diana, Princess of Wales.
He said he told the former MI6 agent to direct any information he had to the proper authorities.
Al-Fayed 'to be questioned'
The emergence on the Internet of a list of 116 people apparently involved in secret work for MI6 has been an embarrassment for the government.
Copies of the list have already spread to a number of mirror sites.
Several Sunday newspapers suggest the Egyptian businessman will be questioned about his links with the Website Executive Intelligence Review, which published an early copy of the list last week.
The Sunday Times reports that Mr al-Fayed has twice met Jeffrey Steinberg, a senior correspondent with EIR. The paper says they shared information about MI6's alleged involvement in Diana's, Princess of Wales, death.
The Sunday Telegraph says Mr Tomlinson and Mr al-Fayed met last year in France, and it reports that Mr al-Fayed has links with EIR publisher Lyndon LaRouche.
The paper says the MI6 list was published on the EIR site with an accompanying article highlighting Mr al-Fayed's attempts to prove that the Paris crash was not an accident.
E-mail death threats
The Sunday Telegraph says the security investigation into Mr al-Fayed will be prompted by Tory MP Gerald Howarth tabling a Commons motion.
A spokesman for Mr al-Fayed said: "While Mr al-Fayed believes in a more open society, he does not condone the publication of the names of secret agents, which could expose them to danger.
"Any suggestion to the contrary is wholly irresponsible.
"Tomlinson approached Mr al-Fayed's lawyers, claiming he had information relating to the circumstances of the crash in Paris.
"He was advised to communicate any information to the investigating judge."
Mr Tomlinson told the BBC he has been e-mailed death threats since being accused of publishing the list of names.
Police investigation
He has denied any part in the scandal and has gone into hiding.
He said: "I don't think I'm in danger from MI6, but I did wonder about some of the death threats I received by e-mail."
Police are investigating the leak. The alleged agents are said to include a Cambridge University academic and the son of a former minister.
LONDON (AFP) - Millionaire entrepreneur Mohammed al-Fayed was linked by a British Sunday newspaper to the publication of a list of more than 100 alleged British secret service officers on the Internet.
The owner of Harrods department store in London, who was incandescent when he was again refused a British passport last week, was being investigated by MI6, Britain's overseas intelligence service, The Sunday Times said.
The paper said MI6 had evidence that Fayed had assembled the list of 116 operatives whose names, dates of birth and location were released on the Internet earlier this week.
It added, however, that there was no evidence that Fayed had released the list, and a spokesman for Fayed told AFP late Saturday that any suggestion that he had done so was "wholly irresponsible".
"While Mr. al-Fayed believes in a more open society, he does not condone the publications of the names of secret agents," said the spokesman.
Asked to explain the relationship between Fayed and Richard Tomlinson, the renegade MI6 agent accused by London of being behind the publication, the spokesman said Tomlinson had once approached Fayed over information he said he had over the death of Fayed's son Dodi and Diana, Princess of Wales, in a car crash in Paris in August 1997.
"He (Tomlinson) was advised to go to the investigating authorities," said the spokesman.
However the spokesman offered no comment on Fayed's relationship with Executive Intelligence Review, the American magazine which received an e-mail of the 116 alleged agents and published them on the Internet on Monday.
Senior correspondent Jeffrey Steiner was quoted as telling the paper that he had met Fayed twice and often spoke to his staff.
Finally The Sunday Times pointed to similarities between remarks Fayed made to it and to the text of the e-mail.
A week ago, Fayed told the paper: "Really that is (an) Al Capone system, you know, and you see the KGB building over there, that is MI5 and MI6. Who created this Official Secrets Act? It is the establishment and the (royal) household, right? They are above the law, accountable to nobody."
The e-mail, published three days later, read: "They are accountable to nobody. They are subordinated to the elite people of this country, for example the royal household and the establishment. This 'Al Capone' style organisation has removed the human rights of ordinary people, not only in this country but worldwide."
The paper said Fayed had spoken of an alleged MI6 "execution officer" named on the published list, and had told it that his information came from Tomlinson.
Tomlinson denied Friday that he released the names on the Internet.
But London said it remained convinced that Tomlinson, who has never pardoned his dismissal from MI6 in 1995, was the source for the highly embarrassing disclosures.
A Foreign Office spokesman said Friday: "There is no-one else in the frame. Even if he did not physically put the names on the Internet, there's no real difference if he provided the names for someone else to do it."
Tomlinson admitted that he had threatened in the past to reveal the names of former colleagues, but he added, "I didn't actually do this".
Frantic efforts were made to contain the spread of the information after it was disclosed on Wednesday that a US-based website existed containing the top-secret details.
But the Foreign Office admitted Friday that another website had published the names.
Tomlinson, 35, who lives in Geneva, was jailed for six months in Britain in late 1997 after he showed the synopsis of a book on his MI6 career to an Australian publisher. He claims persecution by the British authorities.
Following Princess Diana's death, Tomlinson claimed that the driver of her car, Henri Paul, worked for MI6. He was interviewed by the French magistrate investigating the case.