Merkel Says U.S. Spying Claims Serious

Merkel Says U.S. Spying Claims Serious
(Undated) -- German chancellor Angela Merkel says claims that a German man worked as a double agent for U.S. intelligence are serious. Merkel said today that if the claims are true, they are a clear contradiction of what cooperation between allies should be about. Intelligence and political sources say the 31-year-old German intelligence agency employee admits passing documents to an American contact. So far, the White House and the State Department are keeping quiet about the controversy.
Germany is still seething over last year's revelations the National Security Agency conducted wide-scale spying on Germany, including listening in on Merkel's cell phone calls.