Skip to comments.Merkel calls Obama to complain about surveillance
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 Merkels 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 Merkels 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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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.