Brazil says US spy program violates sovereignty - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

Brazil says US spy program violates sovereignty

Posted:
BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -

Brazil's foreign minister says U.S. surveillance programs violate the sovereignty of countries whose emails and telephone calls have been targeted by the National Security Agency.

   Antonio Patriota Thursday tells a Congressional committee the spying could create a "cloud of mistrust between countries."

   He said Thursday that "No one questions that fighting terrorism is legitimate." But he added that "resorting to tactics that affect the good relations among states must be questioned."

   The NSA operations were revealed in stories written by Brazil-based American journalist Glenn Greenwald based on documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

   Last week London police detained Greenwald's companion David Miranda for nearly nine hours under anti-terror legislation in Heathrow Airport. Miranda returned to Brazil on Monday.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WAOW. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service and Mobile Privacy Policy & Terms of Service.

Persons with disabilities who need assistance with issues relating to the content of this station's public inspection file should contact Chief Engineer Russ Crass at 715-842-2251. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, at 888-835-5322 (TTY) or at fccinfo@fcc.gov.