NATO's newest member thinks an ex-CIA agent was involved in a Russian-backed coup attempt meant to keep it from joining the alliance

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PODGORICA, Montenegro AP — Montenegro on Thursday issued an international arrest warrant for a former CIA agent for alleged involvement in what the government said was a failed pro-Russia coup designed to prevent the Balkan country's NATO membership.

Montenegro's state TV said that prosecutors want the extradition of Joseph Assad, a US citizen born and raised in Egypt, on charges of participating in a criminal enterprise led by two Russian military spy agency officers.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The former head of the CIA reveals the best advice he's ever gottenSee Also:NATO still can't find the missile accidentally fired near the Russian border, and Estonia is halting exercises to investigateIf NATO lets Georgia into the alliance, it could trigger 'terrible conflict,' Russia prime minister saysA biker gang that's close to Putin and helped annex Crimea just set up a base in another European countrySEE ALSO: The US Navy's top officer says defending against Russian jamming 'is an emerging part of our business'