New reports could cause a lot of diplomatic trouble for the U.S. and the U.K.
Who have the U.S. and its allies been spying on lately? Well, a new leaked document from the Snowden stash indicates that the GCHQ has targeted European, German and Israeli politicians.According to Der Spiegel, The Guardian and the New York Times, which worked on the document together, an NSA employee, who has not been named for obvious security purposes, went to Cornwall for a few weeks and wrote a report about his visit.
At a location that the GCHQ has there, German targets were eavesdropped on. The list includes government officials in Berlin, as well as embassy members in the German capital, including from Rwanda.
European Commission Vice President Joaquin Almunia is also on the list, along with the Israeli prime minister and the country’s defense minister.
This isn’t the first time that state officials are targeted by the NSA or its allies. So far, it has been revealed that at least 35 state leaders were being spied on, including Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor. The Indonesian president and several government members were spied on by the Australian intelligence members.
Previously, it was also reported that the NSA had bugged embassies across the world, European diplomats and the United Nations’ office.
Most embarrassing, however, is that the intelligence agencies also targeted the United Nations Children’s Fund, better known as Unicef, as well as the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research.