• Kyodo


New Zealand spied on Japan to help the United States at an international whaling meeting in 2007, local media reported Wednesday, citing a classified U.S. National Security Agency document.

The document, leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden and published by the Intercept website, described how New Zealand’s Government Communications Security Bureau spies collected information on Japan and passed it on to the NSA ahead of a key vote at an International Whaling Commission meeting in Alaska, according to Radio New Zealand.

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