Kerry admits US spying has gone too far as Asian countries join protest

US Secretary of State John Kerry has said, “in some cases, US spying has gone too far” and he will work with the president to prevent further “inappropriate” NSA actions. His comments came Thursday as Asian governments joined the European protest, accusing Australia of involvement in the US-led spy network. China demanded an explanation, while Indonesia summoned the Australian ambassador over “a breach of diplomatic norms and ethics.” The Sydney Morning Herald described a signals intelligence program called Stateroom which intercepts radio, telecommunications and internet traffic from US, British, Australian and Canadian embassies and missions in such countries as China, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam.

Australian Prime Minister Toney Abbot said that every Australian agency operates in accordance with the law.

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