‘NSA asked Germany to spy on Siemens’

The U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) asked its German partner service BND to spy on the European country’s engineering and technology giant Siemens, German newspaper Bild am Sonntag reported on Sunday. It said NSA had suspected that Siemens was supplying communications technology to a Russian secret service, said the newspaper, citing unnamed U.S. intelligence sources.

The newspaper also said it remained unclear whether the BND had in fact delivered any intelligence on Siemens to the NSA. The Merkel government has so far declined demands by a parliamentary oversight panel to release a list of the NSA’s requested search terms— AFP

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