As passed correspondent ITAR-TASS Alan Badov, Brazil is ready to cancel the planned deals with the United States, including the agreement on the purchase of military aircraft "Super Hornet" in the amount of 4 billion from Boeing.
The reason for the possible "cool" decision was that the US National Security Agency, as it turned out, was tracking phone calls and emails from Rousseff, as well as her Mexican colleague Enrique Peña Nieto. The revelations were based on documents transmitted to the press by Edward Snowden. This was announced by the Brazilian TV channel “Globo TV”.
Now Dilma Rousseff is thinking about whether to postpone her visit to Washington scheduled for October on 23. Indeed, few people will like the perusal of mail and telephone eavesdropping. Especially not like it to someone who considers peeping and listening to a business partner and is preparing to count billions to a partner.
"BBC" clarifies that the surveillance of Rousseff became known from a statement by journalist Glenn Greenwald, who received information from Snowden. Comrade Greenwald claims that the NSA had access to the correspondence of the Brazilian president with her closest advisors.
Channel "Euronews" reports that Brazil intends to discuss the issue of espionage of US special services in the United Nations, as well as with the BRICS partners. This was stated by the country's foreign minister Luis Alberto Figueiredo.
“As I stated earlier, we have begun negotiations with different countries, both with developed and developing countries, including the states of the BRICS group. It is necessary to discuss this issue together, because we are sure that it affects the interests of all countries, ”the head of the Brazilian Foreign Ministry said. He added that a joint action plan should be developed.
According to correspondent RIA Novosti Oleg Vyazmitinov With reference to Telesur, Brazilian Justice Minister Edouard Cardoso said that if the facts of surveillance are confirmed, this would be a "serious violation of the sovereignty" of the country. According to him, the United States government should provide a “clear explanation”. "This is very serious, it affects Brazil, we are waiting for explanations in order to study and consider them."
The country's Foreign Ministry has already called for an explanation from US Ambassador Thomas Shannon.
Brazilian Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Figueiredo, following his meeting with the American ambassador, said that he would pass the demands of the Brazilian government to the White House. Also Comrade Figueiredo hopes that the US authorities will respond to Brazil in writing, and without intermediaries: "We want the explanations to be provided by the government itself, and not by the ambassador."
Russian service "Voice of America" points out that the Brazilian government condemned the US electronic surveillance program, calling it (the program) an “unacceptable violation” of national sovereignty, and also called for the development of international norms designed to protect citizens and the government from cyber espionage.
The note "Voices of America" also reported that the publication in the newspaper "Folha de S. Paulo" suggests that the negative reaction of Brazil in connection with the "American programs" is increasing.
As for the early explanations about surveillance, which the United States gave to everyone, they cannot satisfy Brazil.
According to correspondent RIA Novosti Oleg VyazmitinovThe US explanations on the issue of publications spying on Washington for Brazil, including the president, have so far been inconclusive. About this, as reported by Agencia Brasil, said the Minister of Communications, Paulo Bernardo.
"All these explanations <...> turned out to be unsatisfactory - both those that we received from the American embassy and those that our representatives received during their visit to the United States," comrade Bernardo said. The incident "is much more serious than it seemed at first glance," he added.
Thus, Mr. Obama was infringed on all sides. Brazil (and Mexico) will torture his administration with questions about NSA surveillance, the same will be done by Germany and a number of other countries, who previously believed that they have partnerships with the United States and even trust. Russia and China will defend their position on Syria. Britain and many NATO countries refuse to directly participate in the anti-Syrian aggression of Washington. Many American soldiers, officers and veterans spoke out against the war in Syria on the Internet — moreover, they said they did not want to fight on the same side with al-Qaeda. Rumors that Obama is a Muslim and even an Islamist, a fan of the Muslim Brotherhood, have come to life in the network. Finally, V. Putin did not only give temporary refuge to the fugitive Snowden, which earned him a big political point, but did not go towards the American public with respect to some loosening up for the "blue" at the 2014 Olympiad. And this is not to mention the budget sequestration in the United States and the growing US government debt, which has reached fantastic proportions under Obama, so that the operation in Syria will probably be financed not by the White House, but by Saudi Arabia.
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