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German security reportedly recorded at least one John Kerry phone call

German spy officials reportedly recorded a phone call of U.S. Secretary John Kerry while he was overseas in the Middle East.

Published Mon, Aug 18 2014 1:44 PM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:15 PM CST

In a rather ironic twist, German foreign intelligence reportedly recorded at least one phone call made by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, according to Der Spiegel magazine. Berlin has heavily criticized officials in Washington for systematic snooping, including of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other high-ranking German politicians.

German security reportedly recorded at least one John Kerry phone call | TweakTown.com

The phone call was recorded by the BND when Kerry was in the Middle East to help ease tensions between Israel, Palestine and other Arab states sometime in 2013. After it was discovered, the recording was supposedly erased immediately, but the magazine didn't offer any evidence to prove this claim.

A phone call in 2012 by Hillary Clinton while she served as Secretary of State was also recorded by German spy officials, German media recently reported.

Germany booted the top U.S. intelligence official out of the country because of spying concerns earlier this year.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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