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Peru recalls ambassador from Chile over case of alleged espionage

  • Peru's President Ollanta Humala listens to a journalist's question as he meets with the foreign press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 2, 2015. Humala demanded an answer from Chile's government after his government discovered an alleged spy case in which Peruvian sailors leaked military information to Chilean officials between 2005 and 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Peru's President Ollanta Humala listens to a journalist's question as he meets with the foreign press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 2, 2015. Humala demanded an answer from Chile's government after his government discovered an alleged spy case in which Peruvian sailors leaked military information to Chilean officials between 2005 and 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Peru's President Ollanta Humala speaks to the foreign press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 2, 2015. Humala demanded an answer from Chile's government after his government discovered an alleged spy case in which Peruvian sailors leaked military information to Chilean officials between 2005 and 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Peru's President Ollanta Humala speaks to the foreign press at the government palace in Lima, Peru, Monday, March 2, 2015. Humala demanded an answer from Chile's government after his government discovered an alleged spy case in which Peruvian sailors leaked military information to Chilean officials between 2005 and 2012. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)  (The Associated Press)

Peru's government says it's recalling its ambassador from Chile, demanding a response to allegations that the neighboring nation has been spying on it.

Saturday's statement by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry comes more than two weeks after the government announced that three members of Peru's navy were under investigation for allegedly leaking military information to Chile. Peru says it has not yet received an adequate explanation and President Ollanta Humala has said the issue could damage relations.

Chilean Foreign Minister Heraldo Munoz has said his government will soon respond to Peru's Feb. 20 protest note and said Chile "does not promote or accept acts of espionage."