Sweden seeks answers after allegations that U.S. spied on country with Denmark’s help

Sweden’s Minister of Defence Peter Hultqvist, pictured here during a press conference at the Swedish government headquarters in Stockholm in 2017, calls the alleged spying unacceptable. (Erik Simander/ TT/AP/Reuters)
  • Denmark’s intelligence agency helped the US to spy on Swedish politicians and government officials, Danish public broadcaster DR reported on Monday.
  • Defense Minister Peter Hultqvist said the Swedish government takes the allegations very seriously and is demanding answers about what has happened.
  • Denmark reportedly allowed the US from 2012 to 2014 to gather information from internet cables running through the Nordic nation.

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