(DENMARK) JUST IN: Secret service helped the US spy on European politicians including German Chancellor Angela Merkel from 2012 to 2014, local media report #AceNewsDesk report ‹ Ace News Services ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

The report follows an investigation by the broadcaster involving interviews with nine sources, all of whom were said to have had access to classified information held by the FE. Along with Mrs Merkel, then-German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and opposition leader at the time Peer Steinbruck were also said to have been targeted.Denmark’s Defence Minister Trine Bramsen, who had reportedly been earlier informed of the espionage, told Danmarks Radio that “systematic wiretapping of close allies is unacceptable”. Neither the FE nor the NSA have yet commented on the latest reports.Following news of the report on Sunday, Mr Snowden accused US President Joe Biden of being “deeply involved in this scandal the first time around”. Mr Biden was US vice-president at the time the reported surveillance took place.

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