But John Key doesn’t know their identities and most especially not the one who is American but spies have met in New Zealand recently. It was all just routine and nothing to see here so please move along!
A number of foreign spies held a meeting in Wellington last week, Prime Minister John Key has confirmed.
Key has been coy about the identity of a mysterious senior American official who flew into the capital. “I just don’t know,” he told reporters this morning.
But he has confirmed “a number” of US intelligence officials were here to meet with our spooks. “There was a routine meeting held in New Zealand last week…with a number of other countries,” he said.
However, he has denied it was a meeting of the Five Eyes intelligence alliance, made up of the United States, Britain, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.
Key – who has responsibility for the intelligence agencies – says he wasn’t involved in the meeting and doesn’t know what was discussed.