Obama, Brazilian President Rousseff meet after disclosure of alleged US spying

By REUTERS
September 6, 2013 05:11
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BRASILIA - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff met with US President Barack Obama on Thursday and the two discussed disclosures that the United States had spied on her private communications, as world leaders gathered for the G20 summit of major economies in Russia.

White House official told Reuters that Obama and Rousseff had discussed the alleged eavesdropping by the US National Security Agency, but did not provide any details.

The two leaders sat next to one another at the first plenary session of G20 leaders.

Rousseff, furious over the alleged monitoring of her emails and phone calls by the NSA, this week called off a trip by an advance team to Washington to prepare for a state visit to the United States by the Brazilian leader that now could be called off because of the disclosure of the NSA's activities.

Brazil's presidential palace said the canceled trip was for a team of logistical planners, security personnel and protocol officers that would have left this weekend to start preparing the Oct. 23 visit.

Rousseff may still cancel her visit to the White House in October unless she receives a public apology from the United States for the alleged spying, a senior Brazilian official told Reuters.


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