July 31, 2014 / 3:17 PM / 5 years ago

India says U.S. snooping "completely unacceptable"

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry greets External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj (L) in New Delhi July 31, 2014. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

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

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