U.S. to Stop Spying on Korean Leaders

Timid reforms of the U.S. National Security Agency proposed by President Barack Obama would end eavesdropping on the heads of allied nations. That means Koran presidents will no longer be spied on by the NSA, a government official here said Sunday.

Obama announced the measures on Jan. 17 saying his government would not eavesdrop on "close U.S. friends and allies." The government asked Washington whether it is part of that illustrious group and apparently got a positive response.

When the eavesdropping scandal erupted in October last year, Washington declined to answer an inquiry from the government here whether Korean leaders had been spied on.

englishnews@chosun.com / Jan. 27, 2014 10:33 KST