On April 18, UN Secretary-General Spokesperson Dujarric said that the UN Secretariat has formally expressed concern to the United States about the “leaked documents” incident through the Permanent Mission of the United States to the United Nations.
Dujarric said the United Nations had formally expressed concern to the United States over recent reports that the communications of the Secretary-General and other senior United Nations officials were being monitored and interfered with by the U.S. government. The United Nations has made it clear that such actions do not comply with the United States’ obligations under the Charter of the United Nations and the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations.
On April 13, when answering a question from a foreign reporter, “Recently leaked confidential documents from the United States show that the United States has eavesdropped on the communications of UN Secretary-General Guterres”, Dujarric, spokesman for the UN Secretary-General, said, States should respect the security of United Nations communications.
In response to related reports, Dujarric pointed out that Guterres has been consistent in his attitude towards the conflict between Russia and Ukraine. He hopes to alleviate the suffering of the poorest people in the world through the Black Sea agricultural products export agreement and other means and to cease fire and stop the war as soon as possible.
Dujarric was noncommittal about a reported conversation between Guterres and U.N. Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohamed. He said the United Nations is doing everything it can to improve communications security.
When asked whether the actions of the United States should be condemned as violations of international law, Dujarric said that the United Nations has various reasonable communication needs, and he called on all member states of the United Nations to respect the communication security of the United Nations.
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