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Germany Kicks Top U.S. Intelligence Figure Out Of Country

Mr. Seibert said Germany continued to seek “close and trusting” cooperation with its Western partners, “especially the United States.”
Germany Kicks Top U.S. Intelligence Figure Out Of Country
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I wonder why more countries don't do this. Yes, that was tongue in cheek:

BERLIN — Germany announced Thursday that it had ordered the senior American intelligence official in the country expelled, retaliating for apparent American recruitment of spies here.

“The representative of the U.S. intelligence services at the United States Embassy has been asked to leave Germany,” a government spokesman, Steffen Seibert, said in a statement.

“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,” he said. “The government takes the matter very seriously.”

Mr. Seibert said Germany continued to seek “close and trusting” cooperation with its Western partners, “especially the United States.”

Clemens Binninger, a member of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party, said the move was “a political reaction of the government to the lack of willingness of U.S. authorities to help clear up any questions arising in the past year” in connection with American surveillance of Germany and its leaders.


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