Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
World
Most Searched: Ukraine  Prince George  Mexico quake  Malaysia Airlines  Crimea  

Putin calls U.S. surveillance practice "utter hypocrisy"

English.news.cn   2014-07-11 18:00:09

MOSCOW, July 11 (Xinhua) -- Russian President Vladimir Putin said Friday that phone tapping threatens state sovereignty and manifests utter hypocrisy, citing recent revelations of U.S. spying on Germany.

"It is not simply an utter hypocrisy in regards to the allies and partners," Putin told reporters. "This is a direct attempt on the state sovereignty and human rights violation, interference into private life."

In the two new cases surfaced over the week, an employee of the German Federal Intelligence Service and an official at the German Defense Ministry were under investigation on suspicion of spying for the United States.

Germany announced Friday it had lowered the level of cooperation with the U.S. secret services on the wake of these revelations. Berlin also requested the CIA resident in Germany to leave the country.

Putin also said Russia mulls creation of international cyber security system in cooperation with other countries.

"It is especially important to consolidate the international community's efforts to ensure equal and indivisible security, as well as to resolve disputes trough the application of international law and with the central coordinating role of the UN," Itar-Tass news agency quoted him as saying.

He added that any other approach only leads to "chaos and instability."

Editor: Luan
FollowXinhuanet     
分享
Related News
Home >> World            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top World News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>
010020070750000000000000011100001334774651