Hungary Raises US Electronic Surveillance Concerns
Hungary wants the U.S. to clarify if Budapest has served as a location for National Security Agency monitoring equipment, the foreign ministry said Wednesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.
The Wall Street Journal said, according to a map published by WikiLeaks, the Hungarian capital is among the 74 cities that have been home to NSA eavesdropping equipment. The map suggests Budapest was a staffed location–meaning that agents of the Special Collection Service, a joint unit of the NSA and the CIA- were active there.
“We find the information about tapping-relaying devices worrisome and expect the U.S. ambassador–as requested already–to clarify the situation as soon as possible,” the ministry said in a statement.
The U.S. embassy had no immediate comment when contacted by The Wall Street Journal.