US spy agency bugged UN headquarters -Germany's Spiegel
BERLIN (REUTERS) - The US National Security Agency has bugged the United Nations' New York headquarters, Germany's Der Spiegel weekly said on Sunday in the latest in a series of reports on US spying that has strained relations between Washington and its allies.
Citing secret US files that the magazine has seen stemming from fugitive former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, Der Spiegel said the revelations proved how systematically the United States spied on other states and institutions.
Der Spiegel said the documents showed that US intelligence agents bugged both other states and institutions including the European Union and the UN's Vienna-based nuclear watchdog, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).
In the summer of 2012, NSA experts succeeded in getting into the UN video conferencing system and cracking its coding system, according one of the documents cited by Der Spiegel.