Britain's National Security Adviser involved in Guardian case

Britain's National Security Adviser was involved in talks with the Guardian newspaper.

Britain's National Security Adviser involved in Guardian case

World Bulletin / News Desk

Kim Darroch, Britain's National Security Adviser and one of Prime MinisterDavid Cameron's closest aides, was involved in talks with the Guardian newspaper to try to get it to hand over or destroy spy secrets leaked by Edward Snowden, two sources told Reuters.

"You won't be surprised to hear that he also got involved with this," one source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters, saying that the British government was absolutely confident about the way it had handled the matter.

"There are no concerns in government that anything wrong was done," the same source said. Another source with direct knowledge of the matter said Darroch had been involved.

Other sources have said that Cameron ordered Jeremy Heywood, Britain's top civil servant, to contact the Guardian to try to stop a flow of information about U.S. and British surveillance programmes based on leaks from fugitive U.S. intelligence contractor Snowden.

Officials at Britain's Cabinet Office declined immediate comment.

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