German officials to ask US for clarity on latest spy claims

Published 10:02 am Tuesday, July 21, 2015

BERLIN — Germany’s Foreign Ministry says it’s asking the U.S. government to clarify the latest spying allegations published by WikiLeaks.

The secrecy-spilling website published a document late Monday that it claimed was a summary of a 2005 conversation involving Germany’s foreign minister.

WikiLeaks alleges that the conversation was intercepted by U.S. intelligence, though it didn’t say which agency might have done so or how.

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The Foreign Ministry said in a statement Tuesday while it couldn’t verify the WikiLeaks claim, if true it would constitute “unacceptable espionage against partners.”