Merkel Envoys at White House to Discuss U.S.-German Intelligence Cooperation

Merkel Envoys at White House to Discuss U.S.-German Intelligence Cooperation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A German delegation is visiting the White House on Wednesday to discuss ways to intensify U.S.-German intelligence sharing after reports that the U.S. National Security Agency monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s mobile phone.

President Barack Obama is under pressure to reassure allies a week after reports surfaced about the scope and scale of U.S. intelligence gathering.

German’s national security adviser, Christoph Heusgen, and the German chancellery intelligence coordinator, Guenter Heiss, are to meet White House national security adviser Susan Rice and Obama’s homeland security adviser Lisa Monaco.

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