American intelligence agencies bugged the United Nations, hacking into video conferences and listening in on member states’ private conversations, according toa new report in the German magazine Der Spiegel.
The report alleges that the National Security Agency spied on the European Union, the International Atomic Energy Agency and UN member states.
The diplomatic surveillance was revealedby documents leaked by former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, who has been granted temporary asylum in Russia.
“The data traffic gives us internal video teleconferences of the United Nations (yay!),” Der Spiegel quoted one document as saying.