The controversy surrounding the recent cipher leak has taken a new turn as Ryan Grim, the journalist who authored the bombshell story in The Intercept, has revealed the alleged source behind the leaked cipher document. Grim, in a series of tweets, stated that a source within the Pakistani military provided him with the sensitive document.
Responding to a tweet by journalist Salman Masood, who suggested the possibility of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) being involved in the leak, Grim vehemently denied such claims and asserted that neither Imran Khan nor any other civilian was the source of the leak. Grim’s tweet read: “I can say with 100% confidence that this claim from the New York Times is completely untrue. Khan was not our source. Neither was any other civilian. Our source was in the Pakistan military. If the Times has evidence to the contrary, publish it. Otherwise retract this.”
Salman Masood’s tweet, which Grim responded to, had suggested that the PTI could be linked to the controversial cable leak. Masood acknowledged that while the contents of the leaked cipher did not necessarily prove a conspiracy, they did highlight strained relations between key players, a fact that was already known.
As the drama unfolds, all eyes are on further developments and responses from the New York Times and other relevant parties to clarify the source of the cipher leak. The emerging details are likely to shape the ongoing discourse surrounding the leak and its potential implications.