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Merkel calls Obama to complain about surveillance
Associated Press ^ | Oct 23, 2013 3:22 PM EDT | Geir Moulson and John-Thor Dahlburg

Posted on 10/23/2013 1:59:33 PM PDT by Olog-hai

German Chancellor Angela Merkel complained to President Barack Obama on Wednesday after learning that U.S. intelligence may have targeted her mobile phone, saying that would be “a serious breach of trust” if confirmed.

For its part, the White House denied that the U.S. is listening in on Merkel’s phone calls now. “The president assured the chancellor that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the chancellor,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said. “The United States greatly values our close cooperation with Germany on a broad range of shared security challenges.” However, Carney did not specifically say that that U.S. had never monitored or obtained Merkel’s communications. …

Merkel spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement the chancellor made clear to Obama in a phone call that “she views such practices, if the indications are confirmed … as completely unacceptable.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: merkel; nsa; obama; surveillance
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To: Olog-hai

Yet another in a virtually endless line of Obama foreign policy screw-ups.

These days, even his pals the Saudis are telling him to f*ck off.


21 posted on 10/23/2013 5:36:59 PM PDT by Jack Hammer (American)
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22 posted on 10/24/2013 9:49:10 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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