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Japan asks US to investigate alleged spying NSA about Tokyo


Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called on Wednesday that the US president, Barack Obama, determine the investigation into the alleged espionage committed by the National Security Agency (NSA, its acronym in English) on the government and companies Japan’s prime minister said a spokesman.

Documents released by WikiLeaks last month suggested that talks involving government officials, central bank officials and Japanese companies were secretly intercepted by the US agency. During phone call on the morning of Wednesday, Tokyo time, Obama lamented that the issue has caused problems for Abe and his government, according to the chief secretary’s office, Yoshihide Suga.

The Japanese prime minister told Obama that bilateral ties can be shaken if the documents prove true, Suga said. Abe urged Washington to investigate the case and present the results to Japan.

Suga said if the United States confirmed or denied the spying. According to Prime Minister’s office statement, Obama said that at the time, the US is not involved in espionage activities that may harm relations between the allies.

During the call 40 minutes, which took place at the request of Obama, the two sides talked about the planned visit of the President of China, Xi Jinping, to the United States next month, and also about the tensions between North and South Korea, said the spokesman .


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