Leading German intelligence officials are to travel to Washington in the coming weeks to investigate claims that the US has been monitoring Angela Merkel’s phone, reports NBC News.
US government officials said they looked forward to the meeting and confirmed that the spying reports would feature on the agenda.
The Guardian reported earlier this week that, according to documents leaked by whistleblower Edward Snowden, the US was monitoring the phone calls of 35 world leaders.
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