The German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, currently visiting China, looks "dismayed and disappointed" in the wake of the latest spy scandal to break out in Germany earlier this week, the Spiegel Online newspaper reports, quoting a source within the German delegation in China.
The scandal may deal a serious blow to America’s reputation in Germany, the source said.
Germany's Foreign Minister, Frank-Walter Steinmeier, has demanded explanations from Washington following the arrest of a suspected US spy in Germany.
If the suspicions are proved, then it’s no trifling matter, he said during his visit to Mongolia on Sunday.
Steinmeier urged Washington to contribute to the speedy clarification of all circumstances surrounding the affair.
The German Interior Minister, Thomas de Maisiere, for his part told Germany’s Bild newspaper he expected the White House to voice its position and come up with an assessment of the incident.