Spain Summons US Ambassador Over NSA Revelations
Reporting claims the NSA spied on millions of spanish phone calls
The Spanish prime minister, Mariano Rajoy, has summoned the US ambassador to explain the latest revelations to emerge from the files leaked by Edward Snowden, which suggest the National Security Agency tracked more than 60m phone calls in Spain in the space of a month.
Spain's European secretary of state, Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, is meeting James Costos as the White House struggles to contain a growing diplomatic crisis following accusations that the NSA monitored the phones of scores of allies, including the German chancellor, Angela Merkel.
El Mundo newspaper reported on Monday that it had seen an NSAdocument that showed the US spy agency had intercepted 60.5m phone calls in Spain between 10 December 2012 and 8 January this year.