Saturday, 8 August, 2009

Peru's Defense minister denies alleged Peru espionage against Chile

Andina
August 3, 2009
Peru's Defense Minister Rafael Rey denied Sunday any participation of Peruvian Government in the case concerning Business Track, a company accused of telephonic and electronic interception to Chilean Army officers.

“I can ensure that the Peruvian Government has nothing to do with this,” he said after attending a Sunday mass which commemorated 30 years of APRA founder Victor Raul Haya de la Torre’s death.

Rafael Rey pointed out that he did not have official information and apologized for not making further comments, because he never talks about unofficial media reports.

On Saturday, Peruvian Minister for Foreign Affairs Jose Antonio Garcia Belaunde also denied that the Peruvian State has an espionage policy, noting that Business Track representatives must be subjected to investigation.

He added that drug trafficking and terrorism always represent danger, disagreeing with former presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, who days before said that Sendero Luminoso (Shining Path) and Tupac Amaru Revolutionary Movement (MRTA) do not represent any longer a danger for the country.