Britain's PM Cameron says Snowden files damaged national security

LONDON Wed Oct 16, 2013 7:18am EDT

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to members of the Cabinet before a Cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, central London October 15, 2013. REUTERS/John Stillwell/Pool

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron speaks to members of the Cabinet before a Cabinet meeting in 10 Downing Street, central London October 15, 2013.

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LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's national security was damaged by the Guardian newspaper's publication of intelligence documents supplied by U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden, Prime Minister David Cameron said on Wednesday.

"The plain fact is that what has happened has damaged national security," Cameron told parliament. "In many ways, the Guardian themselves admitted that when they agreed, when asked politely by my national security advisor and cabinet secretary, to destroy the files they had."

(Reporting by Peter Griffiths; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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Comments (1)
A: Prove it in detail, talk is cheap.
B: It needed to be done because the spying is illegal & out of control.
C: Snowden deserves a frickin’ Nobel prize.

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