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U.S. agents allegedly bugged Tony Blair’s phone calls
American spymasters snooped on the private life of Tony Blair, according to reports in the U.S.
Mr Blair was given the code name ‘Anchory’ as his private telephone calls were routinely listened into and recorded.
A file containing personal information about him is said to have been compiled at a giant U.S. listening post run by the secretive National Security Agency.
The extraordinary claim was made by a former Navy communications operator who worked at a listening post in Fort Gordon, Georgia.
David Murfee Faulk told American TV network ABC News that he had seen a file on the ‘private life’ of Mr Blair in 2006.
He said his security clearance at the National Security Agency base allowed him access to top-secret information.
Faulk declined to reveal the exact contents of the file, other than to say it contained information of a ‘personal nature’.
Faulk said U.S. spymasters also ‘bugged’ telephone calls made by Iraq’s first interim president, Ghazi al-Yawer.
Mr Al -Yawer and Mr Blair were considered two of America’s biggest allies in the run-up to the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
The admissions will cause huge embarrassment to the U.S.