Date
19 August 2017
File photo of the US embassy in front of the Reichstag, the German parliament building, in Berlin. Photo: AFP
File photo of the US embassy in front of the Reichstag, the German parliament building, in Berlin. Photo: AFP

Second US spy suspect adds to German ire

German politicians voiced indignation after authorities announced the second case of a government employee suspected of spying for the United States, which came days after the arrest of a German foreign intelligence agency worker on suspicion of being an informant of the US Central Intelligence Agency, Reuters reported.

After federal prosecutors said the home and office of a defense ministry employee in the greater Berlin area had been searched on Wednesday morning,  Chancellor Angela Merkel’s coalition partners said Washington should remove any US embassy staff involved and stop spying on its ally, the report said.

“It is not yet clear what is behind this,” Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told the Berliner Zeitung newspaper.

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