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Germany Refuses to Say if Cooperation With Danish Intelligence Will Continue Over Spy Claims

Danish Radio claimed this weekend that Denmark’s Defence Intelligence Service had secretely cooperated with the US National Security Agency (NSA) to spy on senior officials in neighbouring states, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Germany’s cabinet is not ready to confirm wheather it will continue to cooperate with the Danish intelligence agencies over recent reports about ongoing espionage against EU politicians. 

Germany’s federal government “has taken note of the report and is in contact with all relevant national and international bodies for clarification,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said during a Monday news conference, as quoted by Reuters. 

“As a matter of principle, and you already know this, I would ask you to understand that the federal government does not openly comment on matters concerning intelligence activities,” Seibert added. 

 

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