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According to a report by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, between 2012 and 2014, the Danish Intelligence Agency helped the US National Security Agency to eavesdrop and monitor the calls of European politicians including German Chancellor Merkel.
Danish Broadcasting Corporation is the Danish public radio and television company.
According to a report by the Danish Broadcasting Corporation, the Danish Defense Intelligence Agency was cooperating with the US National Security Agency to collect intelligence; the intelligence was collected from officials in Germany, France, Sweden, and Norway.
In 2013, the defected former US Intelligence Agency employee Edward Snowden leaked a secret saying that the US National Security Agency tapped the phone of German Chancellor Merkel.
Germany is a close ally of the United States.
When these allegations were first raised, the White House did not categorically deny it, but only stated that Merkel’s phone was not tapped at the time and will not be tapped in the future.
The Danish Broadcasting Corporation shared this new report with several European news agencies.
According to the report, the US National Security Agency, in cooperation with the Danish intelligence agency, has connected to the Danish Internet cable to eavesdrop and monitor the text messages and phone conversations of some prominent European figures.
It is reported that this covert operation was code-named “Operation Dunhammer” (Operation Dunhammer), and the National Security Agency used the phone number of a politician as a search parameter to obtain data.
Previously, the Danish Broadcasting Corporation conducted an investigation, including interviews with nine sources, all of which are said to have the opportunity to obtain confidential information held by the Danish Intelligence Agency.
Allegedly, along with Merkel, the then German Foreign Minister Steinmeier and the then leader of the German opposition party Steinbrück also became the eavesdroppers.
The current Danish Defense Minister Bramson learned of the espionage earlier, and he told the Danish Broadcasting Corporation that he could not accept organized eavesdropping on close allies.
Neither the Danish Intelligence Agency nor the US National Security Agency commented on the latest report.
After the above news came out, Snowden accused US President Biden of being involved in the scandal for the first time. According to the report, Biden was the vice president of the United States when the surveillance took place.
Snowden said that not only Denmark, but all parties concerned should disclose the truth in full public.
In 2013, Snowden, who was once a contract employee of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), leaked the details of extensive Internet and telephone surveillance by the US intelligence agency to the media.
The United States subsequently accused him of stealing government property, disseminating defense intelligence without authorization, and deliberately disseminating classified communications information.
Snowden later sought asylum in Russia.
Before he released the relevant evidence, senior US intelligence officials publicly insisted that the National Security Agency had never deliberately collected data from private phone records.