Brazil leader accuses US of spying for 'economic' interests
BRASILIA (AFP) - Brazil President Dilma Rousseff has accused the United States of spying on oil giant Petrobras for its own "economic and strategic" reasons - not for national security.
The latest allegations of online snooping by the National Security Agency emerged on Sunday night when TV Globo reported Brazilian oil giant Petrobras - world leader in deep-water oil exploration - was among those targeted, along with Google and the French foreign ministry.
Ms Rousseff said in a statement that, "if the facts are confirmed, it would be clear the espionage was not for security or the fight against terrorism, but to respond to economic and strategic interests."
"Without doubt, Petrobras is not a threat to the security of any country," the president said.