BERLIN :  The German government has received information that US intelligence is spying on the mobile phone communications of Chancellor Angela Merkel, her spokesman said Wednesday.
“The chancellor today telephoned President (Barack) Obama” and “made clear that she unequivocally disapproves of such practices, should they be confirmed, and regards them as completely unacceptable,” spokesman Steffen Seibert said in a statement. Meanwhile, President Barack Obama has assured German Chancellor Angela Merkel the United States is not monitoring her communications, but the White House did not deny reports US spies eavesdropped on her cellphone in the past.
“The President assured the Chancellor the United States is not monitoring and will not monitor the communications of the Chancellor,” White House spokesman Jay Carney said Wednesday.