Indonesia to Downgrade Relations with Australia

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Indonesia is downgrading its relations with Australia in a row over alleged spying by Canberra, a government official said on Wednesday.

Indonesia to Downgrade Relations with Australia

Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa was starting the process of cutting back relations with Australia, Reuters reported, citing a ministry spokesman.

President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono earlier in the week recalled the ambassador to Australia.

Australian media reports earlier quoted documents leaked by former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden, showing that Australian spy agencies had tried to tap the mobile phones of Yudhoyono, his wife and senior officials.

 

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