[BNM] [OT] [war stuff] US bugging members of security council

iestyn lloyd bnmlist@brightonnewmedia.org
Sun Mar 2 00:40:00 2003

Secret document details American plan to bug phones and emails of key
Security Council members


The memo describes orders to staff at the agency, whose work is clouded in
secrecy, to step up its surveillance operations 'particularly directed at...
UN Security Council Members (minus US and GBR, of course)' to provide
up-to-the-minute intelligence for Bush officials on the voting intentions of
UN members regarding the issue of Iraq.
While many diplomats at the UN assume they are being bugged, the memo
reveals for the first time the scope and scale of US communications
intercepts targeted against the New York-based missions.