Norway’s Red Party calls for halt in cooperation with US intelligence organizations due to espionage scandal

Bjørnar MoxnesPhoto: Håkon Mosvold Larsen / NTB
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In a new proposal in the Norwegian parliament (Storting), the Red Party (Rødt) is calling for a temporary halt in Norway’s cooperation with American intelligence organizations after recent espionage revelations.

Last week, it was revealed that the USA spied on Norway with the help of Danish internet infrastructure. 

After the news broke, the American embassy representative in Oslo was called to a meeting at Norway’s Ministry of Defense.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg (H) described espionage against allies as “unnecessary and unacceptable.”

Temporary halt in cooperation

Rødt is now proposing a temporary halt in Norwegian cooperation with, among others, the US national security agency NSA until the accusations of espionage against Norway have been investigated.

The case will be considered and voted on in the Storting later Wednesday.

“We believe it is unacceptable that Norway should actively cooperate with American intelligence organizations that are suspected of violating Norwegian sovereignty and spying on Norwegian democracy,” Rødt leader Bjørnar Moxnes said.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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