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Germany: Representatives will visit US after espionage allegations, Siebert01:27

Germany: Representatives will visit US after espionage allegations, Siebert

Germany, Berlin
October 28, 2013 at 13:20 GMT +00:00 · Published

Germany: Representatives will visit US after espionage allegations, Siebert

The head of the German governmental press and information-agency, Steffen Seibert, spoke on Monday in Berlin following the recent allegations that the US has been bugging German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone since as early as 2002. Seibert said that in response to these allegations a German representatives' visit to the US is being arranged on short notice to demand an explanation.

Seibert stated "We have clear grave questions with the US bilaterally, since there is a suspicions related to espionage on the German Chancellor. Also there are other important questions, very important to us that have not been fully cleared yet, regarding the protection of our citizens' rights. We will try to seek an answer to all these questions and try to achieve the past confidence and trust between the US and Germany in the field of regulatory framework."

Seibert also said that the UN agreement on citizens' and politicians' rights should be amended to fit in the digital era.

The NSA is also thought to have monitored the conversations of 35 world leaders and citizens, including 70.3 million French and 60.5 million Spanish telephone calls in a single month.

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Germany: Representatives will visit US after espionage allegations, Siebert

The head of the German governmental press and information-agency, Steffen Seibert, spoke on Monday in Berlin following the recent allegations that the US has been bugging German Chancellor Angela Merkel's phone since as early as 2002. Seibert said that in response to these allegations a German representatives' visit to the US is being arranged on short notice to demand an explanation.

Seibert stated "We have clear grave questions with the US bilaterally, since there is a suspicions related to espionage on the German Chancellor. Also there are other important questions, very important to us that have not been fully cleared yet, regarding the protection of our citizens' rights. We will try to seek an answer to all these questions and try to achieve the past confidence and trust between the US and Germany in the field of regulatory framework."

Seibert also said that the UN agreement on citizens' and politicians' rights should be amended to fit in the digital era.

The NSA is also thought to have monitored the conversations of 35 world leaders and citizens, including 70.3 million French and 60.5 million Spanish telephone calls in a single month.