close
This ad will auto close in 10 seconds

Germany summons British ambassador over spying report

German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle summoned the British ambassador over claims of spying by the British embassy.



Berlin: German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle on Tuesday summoned the British ambassador over claims of spying by the British embassy here.

German officials told Ambassador Simon McDonald that "the interception of communications from the premises of a diplomatic mission would be an internationally wrongful act", Xinhua quoted the Foreign Ministry as saying.

No further details of the meeting have so far been made public.

London-based Independent newspaper on Tuesday reported that Britain could be operating a "covert listening station" in Berlin using the equipment housed on its embassy`s roof.

The report said the equipment could be used to eavesdrop on mobile phone conversations and to supervise the communications in government offices.

The report came as German officials are outraged by allegations that US intelligence may have targeted Chancellor Angela Merkel`s mobile phone.

Last week, Berlin had summoned the US ambassador over the eavesdropping allegations.

"We should also make a no-spy agreement with Great Britain," said Wolfgang Bosbach, a German lawmaker from Merkel`s party. "It is regrettable that such agreements between partners are necessary at all, but a complete espionage is totally unacceptable," Bosbach added.

From Zee News

0 Comment - Join the Discussions

trending

photo gallery

video


WION FEATURES

A wearable sticker that can prevent sexual assault

Neymar set to move to Paris Saint Germain

Council in Pakistan orders Revenge Rape of a 16-Year-Old

Photographing the world from a plane

Indian female cops are out in full force to protect women

Delhi's Mini Afghanistan: Far from war, these Afghanis have found their home in India