The Germany intelligence agency conducts a vast spying operation, with targets that include the office of the Israeli Prime Minister, the U.S. and U.K. defense forces, and even NASA, according to Der Spiegel.
Other targets also include the Austrian and Belgian interior ministries, OPEC, the International Monetary Fund, and agencies in the U.N.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel had previously criticized the NSA’s spying on the German Chancellory for decades when the information was revealed by WikiLeaks, saying that friends don’t spy on each other, and intelligence chief Gerhard Schindler had previously promised to stop Germany spying on NATO members.
The Spiegel report did not specify the length of the spying operations.
Last year, the Spiegel reported that German intelligence was spying on the devices used by staff at various embassies in the United States, U.K., France, the Vatican, and other countries.