Merkel says U.S. spying allegations are serious

July 7, 2014 10:42 AM

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Merkel says U.S. spying allegations are serious

BEIJING (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday allegations that a German man worked as a double agent for U.S. intelligence were serious and, if true, were a clear contradiction of what cooperation between partners is supposed to be about.

The case risks further straining ties with Washington, which have been sorely tested by revelations last year of large-scale snooping on Germany by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA).

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