New Zealand Prime Minister: We Don’t Use NSA To Illegally Spy | Talking Points Memo

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Responding to the government-surveillance controversy engulfing New Zealand’s security-alliance partners in Washington, Prime Minister John Key said Tuesday his country doesn’t use foreign intelligence agencies to circumvent local laws and illegally spy on its citizens.But Key declined to say exactly what help New Zealand does get from agencies like the U.S. National Security Agency. He said any help the South Pacific nation has received from foreign intelligence agencies would have been lawful and in the country’s national interest.

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