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statunitense, spiati in un incontro privato strategico sui cambiamenti climatici,tra il Segretario Generale delle Nazioni Unite Ban Ki-Moon e il cancelliere tedesco Angela Merkel a Berlino.
Individuato il Capo di Stato Maggiore l’Alto Commissariato delle Nazioni Unite per i Rifugiati (UNHCR), per l’intercettazione a lungo termine è stato preso di mira il suo telefono svizzero.
Individuato il Direttore della Divisione regole dell’Organizzazione mondiale del commercio (OMC), Johann umana, per l’intercettazione a lungo termine e stato preso di mira il suo telefono svizzero.
Rubati collegamenti sensibili diplomatiche italiane che dettagliano come il primo ministro israeliano Benjamin Netanyahu ha implorato il premier Silvio Berlusconi in Italia per aiutarli a rattoppare il suo rapporto con il presidente degli Stati Uniti Barack Obama, che si rifiutava di parlare con Netanyahu.
Intercettato superiore dell’UE e ministri del Commercio giapponese a discutere la loro strategia segreta e linee rosse per fermare gli Stati Uniti.
Controllati esplicitamente altri cinque funzionari economici UE con l’intercettazione a lungo termine, numeri di telefono Francesi, Austriaci e Belgio.
Esplicitamente controllati i telefoni dell’ ambasciatore italiano presso la NATO e di altri alti funzionari italiani per l’intercettazione a lungo termine, e intercettato i dettagli di un incontro privato critico tra l’allora presidente francese Nicolas Sarkozy, Merkel e Berlusconi, in cui quest’ultimo è stato detto il sistema bancario italiano era pronto a “sgretolarsi come un tappo di sughero”.
Alcune delle intercettazioni sono classificati top secret COMINT-gamma e sono i documenti più altamente classificati mai pubblicati da un’organizzazione dei media.
Editore di WikiLeaks Julian Assange ha dichiarato:
Today we proved the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s private meetings over how to save the planet from climate change were bugged by a country intent on protecting its largest oil companies. Back in 2010 we revealed that the then US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had ordered her diplomats to steal the UN leadership’s biometric data and other information. The US government has signed agreements with the UN that it will not engage in such conduct. It will be interesting to see the UN’s reaction, because if the United Nations Secretary General, whose communications and person have legal inviolability, can be repeatedly attacked without consequence then everyone is at risk.”
UNSYG Stresses Importance of EU Leadership Role in Climate Change (TS//SI-G//OC/NF)
(TS//SI-G//OC/NF) UNSYG Ban Ki-moon, in an exchange on 10 December with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, pointed out that the world would be watching the EU with “keen interest” for reassurances that it will maintain its leadership role in combating climate change. He believes that the mid-December EU Summit in Brussels will impact on the UN Conference on Climate Change in Poznan as well as the 2009 Copenhagen Talks, stressing that without positive signals and continued leadership from the EU, it would be difficult for the UN to make a commitment in Poznan. Ban also maintained that since the new U.S. administration will have a very engaging and proactive attitude on the issue, the time is right for the EU and the whole world to create conditions necessary for reaching a meaningful deal at the 2009 UN Climate Talks. In that regard, Ban considered the Poznan Conference to be very important as a “bridge” toward Copenhagen. Ban also praised Merkel for her personal efforts regarding the issue of combating climate change and for encouraging other EU leaders to agree on the issue. For her part, Merkel was optimistic that the EU Summit would come to an agreement, although she acknowledged that the tough issue would involve carbon dioxide trading. Both Ban and Merkel favored holding a mini-summit in early 2009 to involve the new U.S. administration, believing that it is important to get a clear idea of U.S. intentions. Merkel believed that the climate-change issue should be discussed at the heads-of-state level, otherwise it would not work.
UN diplomatic, German leadership
(TS//SI//OC/REL TO USA, FVEY) Israel has reached out to Europe, including Italy, for help in smoothing out the current rift in its relations with the United States, according to Italian diplomatic reporting of 13 March. Speaking with Italian Prime Minister (PM) Silvio Berlusconi, Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu insisted that the trigger for the dispute–Israel’s decision to build 1,600 homes in contested East Jerusalem–was totally in keeping with national policy dating back to the administration of Golda Meir, and blamed this mishandling on a government official with poor political sensitivity. The objective now, Netanyahu said, is to keep the Palestinians from using this issue as a pretext to block a resumption of talks or to advance unrealistic claims that could risk sinking the peace negotiations altogether. Continuing, he asserted that the tension has only been heightened by the absence of direct contact between himself and the U.S. President. In response, Berlusconi promised to put Italy at Israel’s disposal in helping mend the latter’s ties with Washington. Other Israeli officials, meanwhile, believed that this tiff goes far beyond merely the question of the construction plans, marking instead the lowest point in U.S.-Israeli relations in memory.
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(TS//SI//NF) EU, Japan Study Ways to Respond to U.S. Tactics in Doha Round Talks
(TS//SI//NF) The EU and Japan were engaged as of early December in strategy sessions aimed at a common handling policy to deal with potential U.S. moves in the Doha Round negotiations. There was a conviction in both Brussels and Tokyo, according to Japanese reporting, that great care must be taken to avoid falling prey to U.S. moves designed to extort concessions through exaggerated initial demands. Regarding U.S. domestic supports for agriculture, for example, Japanese Minister of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Toshikatsu Matsuoka and EU Agriculture Commissioner Marianne Fischer-Boel recently pondered whether to jump-start the negotiations by asking the U.S. for a specific dollar figure in reduced supports. The problem for the EU, it was noted, is whether or not the proposed $17 billion mark is an acceptable point of departure, since U.S. supports at that level are judged to be in no way comparable to the breadth of market access that Brussels put on the table last July. A figure of $14 to $15 billion would be more in line with the EU’s thinking, Fischer-Boel indicated. The EU also had concerns that Washington may be headed for a showdown with developing countries over special products. As for sensitive products, Fischer-Boel’s deputy chef de cabinet, Klaus-Dieter Borchardt, hinted to the Japanese that the EU may be willing to go lower than its current official limit of 8 percent, possibly as low as 4 to 5 percent; however, that would be hard for Japan to accept. Borchardt also tried to allay Japanese fears that the EU might try again to enter into a bilateral, under-the-table deal with the U.S. (as had happened in Cancun in 2003), saying that Brussels had learned its lesson with respect to such back-door actions.