U.S. Will Stop Spying on Korean Leaders
D-Bo, Jan. 27, 2014, 12:37 p.m.
President Obama announced on January 17, that the US government would not eavesdrop on close U.S. friends and allies.” This announcement includes the South Korean government. The NSA will not be spying and eavesdropping on Korean Presidents or heads of state.
The reports first surfaces from NSA defected contractor Edward Snowden, when he released classified information on how the government does surveillance. The scandal caused an international outrage and prompted the US government to do something to ease tensions.