Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has called on US President Barack Obama to order a probe into allegations that the US National Security Agency(NSA) has spied on his private communications.
The Mexican president made the remarks in a Thursday interview with Russia Today on the sidelines of a G20 Summit in Saint Petersburg after speaking with Obama by telephone.
" The Mexican government has made it clear that there must be an investigation and that there must be sanctions if there were acts that were outside international agreements and outside the law, " said Nieto, whose remarks were also aired by Mexican radio.
On Sunday, Brazil’s Globo TV reported that the NSA spied on private communications of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the Mexican president. The report was based on documents released by US surveillance whistleblower Edward Snowden. On Monday, the Mexican Foreign Ministry said that it had called on Washington to conduct an “exhaustive investigation” into the issue, and condemned “any kind of spying against Mexican citizens in breach of international law." Snowden, a former CIA employee, leaked two top secret US government spying programs under which the NSA and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) are eavesdropping on millions of American and European phone records and the Internet data from major Internet companies such as Facebook, Yahoo, Google, Apple, and Microsoft. The NSA scandal took even broader dimensions when Snowden revealed information about its espionage activities targeting friendly countries.