22 Dec 2010

Clark laughs off US spy cable

10:33 am on 22 December 2010

Former New Zealand Prime Minister Helen Clark has laughed off a leaked US diplomatic cable suggesting that United States spies on senior United Nations officials such as herself.

The cable, issued by Wikileaks, revealed that the US was seeking to obtain intelligence on UN officials, including credit card details.

Miss Clark, who now heads the UN Development Programme, says senior UN officials enjoy diplomatic immunity, and the organisation takes a dim view of such matters.

But, she says, her life is an open book and has been for sometime.