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GCSB Case Should Go to Police

GCSB Case Should Go to Police

Rt Hon Winston Peters says the case of the leaked Kitteridge report into the Government Communications Security Bureau should now be handed over to the Police.

This follows the release of the Henry investigation and the resignation of Peter Dunne.

Mr Peters says the issue involved a serious breach of national security and was never just a matter of “politics”.

“New Zealand is in a privileged ‘five eyes’ relationship with the United States, Canada, Australia and Britain and now four of those eyes are looking at us.

“The Prime Minister fails to understand the importance of maintaining the integrity of New Zealand’s security system in a world hit by increasing intelligence theft and terrorism.

“Mr Key overlooked his international obligations and has treated a serious breach of security in a cavalier manner. Police should have been called in from the outset.

“This is a sad day for Mr Dunne but it is even sadder for New Zealand’s security interests and obligations,” he says.

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