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Cameron says Snowden "helping enemies"

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 01:27

Oct. 25 - British Prime Minister David Cameron says Snowden and newspapers are assisting his country's enemies with their spy leaks. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.

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British Prime Minister David Cameron accuses U.S. whistleblower Edward Snowden of assisting Britain's enemies by helping them avoid surveillance by its intelligence services. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "And the point is, what Snowden is doing and, to an extent, what the newspapers are doing in helping him doing what he is doing, is frankly signaling to people who mean to do us harm how to evade and avoid intelligence and surveillance and other techniques." In his strongest remarks yet, Cameron told a news conference in Brussels that the revelations in the leaks will make it harder to keep people safe. (SOUNDBITE) (English) BRITISH PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON, SAYING: "Let me say this though about what Mr. Snowden has effectively done and what some newspapers are assisting him in doing and that is going to make it a lot more difficult to keep our countries and our people safe. You know, we do have to take a sort of cold, hard look at this. As we stand today, there are lots of people in the world who want to do us harm, who want to blow up our families, who want to maim people in our country, that is a fact. It's not a pleasant fact, but it is true." Cameron spoke after European Council meetings which have been overshadowed by allegations that the US tapped the mobile phone of German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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Cameron says Snowden "helping enemies"

Friday, October 25, 2013 - 01:27