The President of the United States in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe apologized for "any inconvenience caused" in connection with the scandal over the wiretapping of senior Japanese officials and politicians.
Previously portal WikiLeaks published a list of 35 high-ranking officials, which U.S. intelligence agencies allegedly conducted surveillance.
United States President Barack Obama held a telephone dialogue with the Prime Minister of Japan Shinzo Abe. Among the topics related to major political and financial events of recent times, was the recent spy scandal.
On the portal WikiLeaks has published the list of Target Tokyo ("Goal - Tokyo") containing the names of 35 senior officials of Japan, which U.S. intelligence agencies allegedly conducted surveillance at least since the first Prime Minister, Abe (he was in this position during the year from September 2006).
"United States President Obama said that apologizes for the trouble that was caused by Prime Minister Abe and the Japanese government in connection with the issue around the collection of information of telephone conversations by the national security Agency, caused a great amount of controversy in Japan," said Secretary Yoshihide Suga. He added that the Japanese Prime Minister has approved its serious concern about being followed.
Suga also quoted Obama: "starting in 2014, according to the presidential decree, measures have been taken, and the American government did not take action that might damage the relationship of trust with Japan". In addition, Shinzo Abe said that the incident may jeopardize the relationship of trust between the allies.
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