America has assured Norway that it stopped spying on allies in 2014, based on the Nordic nation’s prime minister, Erna Solberg.
“I’m glad that the Individuals clearly expressed that they modified their observe in 2014 in the case of the surveillance of allies and that they’d cooperate with us and others to grasp what occurred,” Solberg instructed information company NTB Thursday, based on Reuters.
Her remarks come after Danish broadcaster DR and different information shops reported Sunday that between 2012 and 2014, Danish secret companies assisted the U.S. Nationwide Safety Company (NSA) to faucet communications and information of politicians in Germany, France, Sweden, Norway and different international locations, together with German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Solberg stated she additionally spoke to Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen on Thursday and “reiterated to her that we think about spying on shut pals and allies as unacceptable and pointless.”
Danish Protection Minister Trine Bramsen has beforehand stated that “systematic interception of shut allies is unacceptable.”
European Fee Government Vice President Margrethe Vestager — who was Denmark’s economic system and inside minister on the time of the alleged spying — stated Thursday that European international locations “mustn’t spy in your neighbors.”