press trust of india
Berlin, 26 Oct: German spy chiefs will visit the US next week to demand explanations over the alleged tapping of the mobile phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel by American intelligence services.
“High-ranking government representatives will go rapidly to the USA in order to push forward discussions with the White House and the NSA on the allegations raised recently,” said Georg Streiter, Merkel’s deputy spokesman. The delegation will include top officials from the German secret service, local media today quoted sources close to the intelligence service as saying.
Merkel said at the conclusion of the two-day EU summit in Brussels yesterday that Germany and France will together seek clarifications from the US over the alleged spying on Europeans by the National Security Agency (NSA) and lay the groundwork for new transatlantic cooperation among intelligence services.