German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier leaves Palais Coburg where closed-door nuclear talks with Iran take place in Vienna, Austria, Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
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Germany's foreign minister said Friday that new allegations of U.S. eavesdropping on senior German government officials' telephones need to be clarified "as quickly as possible" and that he hoped Washington would be forthcoming with information.Reports two years ago that Angela Merkel's cellphone was monitored by the U.S. National Security Agency caused friction between Berlin and Washington, and the latest diplomatic affront came Wednesday when WikiLeaks published a list of German phone numbers it said showed the agency eavesdropped on senior German officials beyond the chancellor.Merkel's spokesman Steffen Seibert said Friday that the government was examining the information in the reports and assessing the security of its communications.
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