'UK govt spied on G20 delegates in 2009, PM Manmohan was an attendee'
Posted on: 01:28 PM IST Jun 17, 2013
London: After the US, the UK government too is being accused of spying and intercepting phone calls. A report in The Guardian claims that the UK government may have spied on G20 delegates at a 2009 summit that was held in London.
The Guardian quotes from revelations of American whistleblower Edward Snowden. It says computers of delegates were monitored and their phone calls were intercepted on instructions of the British government.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was among the world leaders at the event. The Ministry of External Affairs, however, refused to respond to the report. Meanwhile, a leaked report claims that American spies based in the UK intercepted the top secret communications of the then Russian president, Dmitry Medvedev.