The Swiss news portal nau.ch notes on June 4 this year that Norway has appointed a plenipotentiary attorney general for the US embassy in Oslo in connection with the scandal over the publication of wiretapping by US intelligence services.
About it on Thursday, June 3, this year. Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg told NTB news agency.
She also said she was “pleased that the Americans have made it clear that in 2014 they changed their practice when it came to monitoring allies, and that they want to work with us and other partners to see what exactly happened.” .
Norwegian Defense Minister Frank Bakke-Jensen wrote on his Twitter account that “the Ministry of Defense had a meeting today with the US Embassy in Oslo, where it was made clear that espionage by the Allies is unacceptable and unnecessary.” At the moment, according to the Swiss publication “nau.ch”, the United States does not have an ambassador to Oslo. Asked about this, the Department of Defense said that the interlocutor was the Chargé d’Affaires of the United States in Norway, Richard Riley.
Over the previous weekend, it became known that the Danish secret service allegedly helped the US NSA to listen to German Chancellor Angela Merkel (CDU) and other leading European politicians. The Danish Foreign and Military Intelligence Service (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste, FE) has allowed the US NSA to use a secret eavesdropping station located near Copenhagen, according to the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) and other European media.
The Swiss publication nau.ch reminds that in 2013, former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden published thousands of secret documents on the practice of surveillance of US intelligence services. The revelations caused outrage around the world. Merkel responded to the NSA’s recent confessions about eavesdropping on her mobile phone with the sentence “it is impossible to eavesdrop on friends.”