Obama Tells Merkel The U.S. Is Not Wiretapping Her Phone

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from NPR,

German Chancellor Angela Merkel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel called President Obama today to tell him that any spying on her communications were “completely unacceptable.”

The New York Times reports that Germany said that it had received information that the U.S. had intercepted calls Merkel made on her cellphone.

Of course, this is not the first time the U.S. has angered one of its allies over allegations of spying. As we’ve reported, documents leaked by NSA contractor Edward Snowden were reported to show that the U.S. had spied on Mexico‘s Enrique Peña Nieto and Brazil‘s Dilma Rouseff.

Rouseff, in fact, was so angry at the revelations she postponed a state visit.

The White House issued a readout of Obama’s phone conversation with Merkel.

“The President assured the Chancellor that the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of Chancellor Merkel,” the statement read.

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