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[casi] Observer article: the NSA uses wiretaps and emailinterceptions to spy on Sec. Council members

Martin Bright, Ed Vulliamy in New York and Peter Beaumont
Sunday March 2, 2003

The United States is conducting a secret 'dirty tricks' campaign against
UN Security Council delegations in New York as part of its battle to win
votes in favour of war against Iraq.

Details of the aggressive surveillance operation, which involves interception
of the home and office telephones and the emails of UN delegates in New York,
are revealed in a document leaked to The Observer.

The disclosures were made in a memorandum written by a top official at the
National Security Agency - the US body which intercepts communications around
the world - and circulated to both senior agents in his organisation and to a
friendly foreign intelligence agency asking for its input.

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