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Spain is one of USA's main spy targets, says Der Spiegel
11 August 2013 @ 18:04

SPAIN is one of the USA's top spying targets, along with France, Italy, Japan and Germany, says national daily newspaper from the latter country, Der Spiegel.

It cites documents belonging to former CIA analyst and exiled whistleblower, Edward Snowden, which claim the National Security Agency (NSA) defined 'intelligence priorities' in terms of the numbers 1 to 5, with 1 being 'maximum interest' and 5, 'little interest'.

Germany is around the middle-upper range, along with France and Japan, and only slightly ahead of Spain and France.

In terms of the USA's focus of interest, it has Germany on a level 3 for foreign policies, economic stability, and analysis of financial risks; level 4 for arms exportation and international trade, and level 5 for cyber-attacks.

The European Union as a whole is on level 3 for international trade, foreign policies and economic stability.

According to the article in the German broadsheet, the USA has been spying on EU and United Nations outposts in Washington and New York. 


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