At the end of May this year, SVT was established with Radio Danmarks can reveal The US military intelligence service NSA spied on senior Swedish politicians via Danish internet cables.
The Minister of Defense, Peter Hultqvist, was highly critical of the way Denmark had acted. In several interviews with SVT, he said he is asking the Danish government to tell Swedish people and companies that have been taken advantage of. But it appears that the defense minister has not yet received any specific answers from the Danish government.
Today, he informed the Riksdag Defense Committee of the contacts they had made that they would not go any further and that it was time to “move forward”.
– In light of the information we have received from Denmark and the United States through our conversations, we believe that we can now move forward on many aspects of defense and security policy cooperation, says Peter Holtqvist.
But many members of the committee were not satisfied with the answers given by the defense minister.
– I do not share this opinion, but this process must be allowed to continue. We have contacted the Secretary of Defense several times with the Defense Committee without receiving any information on what he has said he will present this spring. And we still haven’t received these letters, says Defense Committee Chairman Pal Johnson (man) who said the committee would contact the Minister again if not all answers were received.
Committee member Michael Oskarson (KD) also criticized the lack of information.
– There are a lot of question marks to sort out, what happened during this period for you to understand also in the future. That’s not enough, says Mikael Oscarson.
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