Denmark’s Prime Minister silent after Nordic criticism in espionage scandal

Mette FrederiksenPhoto: AP Photo / Francisco Seco, FILE

Denmark’s Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen did not reveal any new information about the dialogue between the countries after receiving criticism from Norway and Sweden in the espionage case.

On Sunday, it became known that the United States used Danish internet cables to spy on several NATO allies.

“We keep any kind of confidential dialogue about the work of intelligence services to ourselves, between colleagues across national borders,” Frederiksen said at a short press conference on Friday.

Earlier this week, Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) said that it is unacceptable for the United States to spy on Norwegian politicians – if it is true

Criticism from Norway and Sweden

On Thursday, she had a serious talk with Frederiksen. The US ambassador in Norway was also called in for a talk.

Sweden’s Minister of Defense Peter Hultqvist is not satisfied with the answers he has received so far from the Danish and American authorities.

On Sunday, Danmarks Radio (DR) revealed that the USA had collaborated with the Armed Forces Intelligence Service in Denmark to spy on senior politicians in Norway, Sweden, and several other countries.

Frederiksen has previously said that systematic monitoring of allies must not occur.

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