Brazilian foreign Minister Antonio Patriota today warned that the scope of NSA surveillance schemes has gone far beyond what is legitimately needed to fight terrorism, saying that it had violated the sovereignty of the targeted nations.
“Resorting to tactics that affect the good relations among states must be questioned,” Patriota warned, as the details of the NSA’s surveillance continues to be revealed publicly, and is broader than anyone expected.
The NSA dominated Secretary of State John Kerry’s visit to Brazil last week, and while he promised “clarification” to the Brazilian government today’s comments suggest that either didn’t happen, or was woefully insufficient given the scope of the violations.
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