The White House might be open to no-spy agreements with the governments of close allies outraged over surveillance of their leaders’ phone and digital communications, NBC News reported Friday.
The Obama Administration spent much of the week looking to quell concerns voiced by European leaders over alleged widespread spying by the National Security Agency that has sparked outrage across the globe.
On Thursday, The Guardian reported that the U.S. government was monitoring the communications of 35 world leaders in 2006.
That report came on the heels of a story in Le Monde indicating the NSA has secretly monitored millions of French emails earlier this year. German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she had reason to believe that American intelligence was surveilling her personal cell phone, accusing the U.S. of shattering trust between the nations. And Der Spiegel reported that the U.S. had hacked former Mexican president Felipe Calderon’s email account.