Today, Thursday, Norway summoned the highest official in the United States embassy in it, after revealing information about American spying on political officials from 4 European countries, including Norway.
The office of the Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, confirmed to Al Jazeera that the Ministry of Defense had summoned a representative of the US Embassy in Oslo, against the background of the recent spying case.
“The Ministry of Defense held a meeting with the US Embassy in Oslo today, where we said clearly that espionage targeting allies is unacceptable and futile,” Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Backe Jensen said in a tweet published by his office.
On Monday, France, Germany and other European countries asked the United States and Denmark to provide explanations about the alleged spying on some officials.
And on Sunday, the official Danish TV “DR”, in cooperation with Swedish, Swiss, German and French media outlets, revealed that the US National Security Agency “NSA” (NSA) was spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and German President Frank Walter Steinmeier, along with High-ranking officials in Norway, Sweden, Germany and France.
According to the investigative investigation, the US National Security Agency spied on Danish underwater internet cables from 2012 to 2014, accessing text messages, phone calls and internet traffic, including search, chat and messaging services, of senior European officials.
The report stated that the National Security Agency used cooperation with the Danish Military Intelligence Unit to eavesdrop on the cables; But it was not clear whether Copenhagen knew at the time that the United States was spying on Denmark’s neighbors.