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Spain: US ambassador summoned as Spain reacts to spying

Spain, Madrid
October 28, 2013 at 10:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Spain: US ambassador summoned as Spain reacts to spying

Madrid summoned the US ambassador James Costos for a meeting with the secretary of state for the European Union Inigo Mendez de Vigo on Monday, demanding an explanation regarding the espionage allegations of Spanish politicians and citizens by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Costos stated on September 24 that what the US government has done is commonly practised across the world. However, with fresh reports that the NSA allegedly spied more than 60 million calls in Spain in December 2012, the magnitude of the espionage demands further explanation.

The Spanish government has created a working group to clarify with US representatives the impact of US surveillance programmes. However, authorities have not confirmed whether they have taken preventive measures such as changing the cell phone number of the Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy.

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Spain: US ambassador summoned as Spain reacts to spying

Madrid summoned the US ambassador James Costos for a meeting with the secretary of state for the European Union Inigo Mendez de Vigo on Monday, demanding an explanation regarding the espionage allegations of Spanish politicians and citizens by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

Costos stated on September 24 that what the US government has done is commonly practised across the world. However, with fresh reports that the NSA allegedly spied more than 60 million calls in Spain in December 2012, the magnitude of the espionage demands further explanation.

The Spanish government has created a working group to clarify with US representatives the impact of US surveillance programmes. However, authorities have not confirmed whether they have taken preventive measures such as changing the cell phone number of the Spanish President, Mariano Rajoy.