Swedish Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist is not satisfied with the answers he received from colleagues from Denmark and the United States Trine Bramsen and Lloyd Austin to questions about the scandal of the US National Security Agency (NSA) spying on Swedish politicians and high-ranking officials with the participation of Denmark. He said this in an interview with the TT news agency.
“I believe that we have not yet received satisfactory information, we must continue the process, so I plan to make new contacts on this issue. Not only with Denmark, but we will also be in contact with the United States again,” he said. On May 31, some media outlets in Germany, Denmark, and Sweden reported that Danish intelligence services helped the NSA monitor European politicians. The scandal began in 2013 when the weekly Spiegel published the revelations of former CIA employee Edward Snowden. Since then, the story has become more and more detailed. It turned out that American intelligence for many years monitored thousands of targets in Europe, listened to German citizens, and even connected to the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel several times.