|POSITION OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON FURTHER REPORTS OF ALLEGED ACTIVITIES BY THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY|
POSITION OF THE MEXICAN GOVERNMENT ON FURTHER REPORTS OF ALLEGED ACTIVITIES BY THE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
Press Release 392
October 20, 2013
Regarding the new leaks published in international media regarding alleged espionage conducted by the United States’ National Security Agency, the Government of Mexico reiterates its categorical condemnation of the violation of the privacy of communications of Mexican citizens and institutions. This practice is unacceptable, illegal and contrary to Mexican and international law.
At his most recent meeting with President Enrique Peña Nieto, U.S. President Barack Obama made a commitment to conduct a thorough investigation that determines where responsibility lies.
This commitment was confirmed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry during a working meeting held recently with Foreign Secretary José Antonio Meade.
The Government of Mexico will reiterate, via diplomatic note, the importance of this investigation for our country, which should be concluded as soon as possible.
In a relationship between neighbors and partners, there is no place for the practices that have been alleged took place. For this reason, the institutional dialogue between the corresponding authorities is essential to maintain a relationship of trust and respect.
SRE – Ministry of Foreign Affairs , Plaza Juárez #20, Col. Centro, CP 06010, Cuauhtémoc, Phone: (55) 3686 - 5100
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