Asian nations demand U.S. explain spying allegations
A handful of Asian nations, including China, are demanding an explanation from the United States following reports Washington is engaging in electronic intelligence gathering at Australian embassies and consulates in their countries.
The Sydney Morning Herald reported Thursday that Australian embassies in Asia, including the one in Beijing, were being used as part of a U.S.-led spying operation.
It reported U.S. National Security Agency documents show the Australian government has been allowing the NSA to operate in its embassies in Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, China and East Timor.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry said the U.S. should abide by international law and regulations.
"China is extremely concerned about this report and ask that the U.S. offer a clarification and explanation. We also ask that foreign embassies in China and their staff respect the Vienna Convention and other international treaties and should not get involved in any activities that harm China's security and interests."
The Indonesian government also summoned the U.S. ambassador in Jakarta to clarify the allegations.
As the scandal continues to deepen, the man who sparked it all, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden, has found a job in Russia.
A Russian lawyer aiding Snowden said Thursday that he will start work in November providing support for a large Russian website.
Kim Hyun-bin, Arirang News.
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U.S. credibility and soft power is bleeding .
This is part of Satan's New World Order for global control. It's happening slowly folks.