The Chinese Foreign Ministry has come down heavily on US intelligence practices after Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel demanded answers to reports that Washington used Danish intelligence to monitor its allied leaders.
Speaking on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin claimed that the US is the world’s number one secret evader and happily spies on its allies using a broad spectrum of techniques.
Recent media reports of the US monitoring its European allies are just the tip of the iceberg of Washington’s vast global privacy network, Wang said, adding that the international community needs to heed Americans.
Wang claimed that the so-called ‘Clean Network’, a platform proposed by the Trump administration intended to defend against aggressive intrusion by malicious actors, is an excuse to strengthen the US monopoly on the technology.
The spokesman said that while the US has conducted covert operations, while listening to the world, including its allies, it has also unfairly suppressed other countries and commercial entities on grounds of so-called national security. this “Totally exposes America’s hypocrisy.” he said.
On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel called on Washington to offer an explanation for reports that the US had looked to its allies with aid from Denmark. “It is not acceptable among allies,” Macron said in a press conference, “There is no room for doubt between us.”
The US National Security Agency (NSA) allegedly used the Danish Defense Intelligence Service to spy on senior officials from France, Germany, Norway and Sweden from 2012 to 2014. The claims were made after an internal investigation by Danish public broadcaster Denmark Radio. Danish Defense Intelligence Service.
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