Australia refuses to comment on reports security agency targeted Indonesian president's phone

Prime Minister Tony Abbott has refused to comment on media reports that an Australian security agency attempted to listen in on Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yuhoyonon's cell phone in 2009.

Australian Broadcasting Corp. and The Guardian reported on Monday that they had documents from National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden that showed the agency also targeted the phones of Indonesian First Lady Kristiani Herawati as well as another eight government ministers and officials.

The documents reportedly showed that the Australian Defence Signals Directorate, now the top-secret Australian Signals Directorate, attempted to listen to the president's phones conversations on at least one occasion and tracked activity on the phone for 15 days in August 2009.

Abbott declined to comment on the reports in Parliament on Monday.