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President Obama promises Chancellor Merkel ‘need not worry’ about more wiretaps

19
Jan
2014

President Obama made an appearance on German television today in an effort to ease tensions amid the NSA intelligence scandal. During the interview with ZDF public TV, reports Reuters, Obama took strides to mend diplomatic fences with German Chancellor Angela Merkel, stating that although they may differ on issues of foreign policy, that is no reason to wiretap. Differences in foreign policy dont justify wiretaps Reiterating that point, Obama told ZDF, As long as I am the President of the United States, the German Chancellor need not worry about that. Relations between the two leaders suffered a blow last year when documents leaked to Der Spiegel revealed that the NSA had been spying on Merkels phone since 2002.

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