Italy says embassy in U.S. not spied upon

Jul 09, 2013 1407

Italian Foreign Minister Emma Bonino told parliament on Thursday that it appeared that the Italian embassy in the US was not being spied upon.

"Our secret services have not unearthed elements of espionage in our embassy (in the US)," said Bonino.

Her comments come after a Der Spiegel article reported Sunday that the US had spied on some of its European allies and the EU by bugging its embassies. The report was partly based on revelations from US intelligence leaker Edward Snowden, who revealed a wide-ranging, secret US government surveillance program focusing on civilian Internet and telephone data.

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Source: ANSA

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