Kerry: No biggy — Every nation spies on its allies

Kerry: No biggy — Every nation spies on its allies

The US spying scandal deepened today as Secretary of State John Kerry said it is ‘not unusual’ for governments to bug the offices of their allies.

The extraordinary statement has angered leaders across the world after leaked documents revealed America spied on 38 foreign missions and embassies including the European Union’s Washington nerve centre.

As outrage grew across the EU over the damaging revelations, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was first to lash out, declaring: ‘Bugging friends is unacceptable.’

The document also lists the large range of spying methods used to infiltrate the ‘targets’ including bugging phones, tapping cables and intercepting transmissions with far-reaching antennae.

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