France, Germany Demand Explanation From The US And Denmark Over Wiretapping
French President Emmanuel Macron said during a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel that he expected information from the US and Denmark in connection with the publication of wiretaps on leading European politicians.
Mrs. Merkel agreed with the French president’s statement.
« This is unacceptable (behaviour) for allies, and it is even less acceptable for allies and partners in Europe… So we are waiting for full clarity. We have asked our Danish and US partners for all information regarding the disclosed information and past events, » Mr. Macron said during a video conference with Berlin (quoted by AFP).
Mrs Merkel indicated that she « can only agree » with what was said.
Earlier, Danish broadcaster DR, together with other European media, reported that the US National Security Agency (NSA), in cooperation with the Danish military intelligence service (FE), spied on politicians and officials in Germany, Sweden, Norway and France from 2012 to 2014.
Among the people whose data was intercepted was Angela Merkel. Trine Bramsen, head of the Danish Defence Ministry, called it unacceptable to wiretap closest allies.