Obama met with Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on the sidelines of the G-20 summit to discuss allegations that the National Security Agency spied on their communications.
But Obama did not confirm the allegations, which were disclosed by local newspapers through information released by NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
“I will look into these allegations, but part of the problem is we get this through the press and I have to go back and find out what’s going on,” Obama said. He added: “I don’t subscribe to all these newspapers. The NSA might.”
Obama reiterated that his administration is reviewing the NSA’s spying capabilities to see if it should create new limits on the agency’s ability to eavesdrop on phone calls and emails.