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Former Prime Minister: I doubt the phone was tapped

Davíd Oddsson, manager of the Central Bank in Iceland and former Prime Minister, said yesterday that he does not believe that the former Foreign Minister’s phone was tapped.

Jón Baldvin Hannibalsson, who served as Foreign Minister 1988-1995, claimed that he had been spied on while in office, while Oddsson was Prime Minister. In yesterday’s television news, Oddsson cast doubt on these claims.

Oddsson said that specialists from NATO checked the offices of the Prime Minister, Foreign Minister and Minister of Justice as part of a yearly routine, to make sure they were free of spying equipment. Morgunbladid reports.

The former Prime Minister did not recall that the NATO specialists had ever found anything suspicious. He denied that he, as leader of the right-wing Independence Party, had anything to do with spying on leftist MPs.

To read more about the phone tapping debate, click here.

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