|Germany Kicks out CIA Station Chief|
|by Tom McGregor||Thu, Jul 10, 2014, 09:42 PM|
Germany Chancellor Angela Merkel has booted out the CIA station chief in Berlin over espionage allegations.
Fox News reports that, "Germany took the dramatic step Thursday of asking the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, following two suspected cases of American spying and the yearlong spat over eavesdropping by the National Security Agency. The move reflects growing impatience in Germany at what is perceived as U.S. nonchalance about being caught spying on a close ally."
Germany government spokesman is quoted as saying that, "The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States embassy has been asked to leave Germany. The request occurred against the backdrop of the ongoing investigation by federal prosecutors as well as the questions that were posed months ago about the activities of U.S. intelligence agencies in Germany. The government takes the matter very seriously."
According to Fox News, "Seibert said Germany continues to seek "close and trusting" cooperation with its Western partners, "especially the United States."The U.S. government declined to comment directly on the decision. But White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said the security and intelligence relationship with Germany was very important to the United States."
President Barry Obama may soon need to do a Reset on Germany to restore diplomatic relations.
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