German For Min summons U.S. ambassador over Merkel phone tapping

Reuters

BERLIN, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Germany's Foreign Minister hassummoned the United States' ambassador to Germany, John B.Emerson, to discuss information obtained by Berlin that the U.S.may have monitored Angela Merkel's mobile phone, a governmentspokesman said on Thursday.

The move comes a day after Merkel called President BarackObama to demand immediate clarification and told him if suchsurveillance had taken place it amounted to a "grave breach oftrust".

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