German spy chiefs to visit US to investigate claims of snooping on Merkel
London – Germany has decided to send its top intelligence chiefs to the US to investigate the claims that Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone conversations were allegedly spied upon.
A government spokesperson said that the heads of foreign and domestic intelligence would hold talks with the White House and the National Security Agency (NSA).
This comes amidst the recent claims made by foreign media that as per the leaked documents by whistleblower Edward Snowden , the NSA not just spied on as many as 35 world leaders, but also monitored millions of telephone calls of German and French citizens.
According to the BBC, the EU leaders have warned a lack of trust could harm the fight against terrorism.
After Germany and France, Spain has followed to summon the US ambassador for explanations regarding the nations’ alleged ‘snoop-ops’.
Meanwhile, US state department spokesperson Jen Psaki acknowledged that the revelations made by Snowden have stressed the US’ relations with its allies adding that the country is having discussions with the allies to maintain public’s trust.