Germany’s Foreign Minister, Guido Westerwelle, has summed the U.S. Ambassador John B. Emerson to Germany over information that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone may have been monitored by the United States.
Merkel called President Obama on Wednesday to demand clarification, saying if the information was correct it would be a “grave breach of trust.”
Emerson will meet with Westerwelle this afternoon, who will “spell out the position of the German government.”
The U.S. Embassy did not comment, but the The White House has said it “isn’t” monitoring and “won’t” monitor Merkel’s phone, but as the Associated Press noted, it did not say that her communications had never been monitored.
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