India says U.S. snooping 'completely unacceptable'

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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 11:33 AM

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has raised the issue of U.S. surveillance activities in the South Asian nation with Secretary of State John Kerry, the foreign minister said on Thursday.

"Yes, I raised this issue (U.S. snooping) with Secretary John Kerry ... I have also conveyed to him that this act on the part of U.S. authorities is completely unacceptable to us," Sushma Swaraj said at a joint news conference in New Delhi.

In response, Kerry said: "We (the United States) fully respect and understand the feelings expressed by the minister."

(Reporting by Aditya Kalra; Editing by Alison Williams)