facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

John Kerry meets with Germany's foreign minister amid spy scandal

In the midst of the U.S. spy scandal in Germany, Secretary of State John Kerry took time away from the Iranian nuclear negotiations in Vienna to meet privately with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.
By JC Finley   |   July 14, 2014 at 11:52 AM   |   Comments

1 of 2
VIENNA, July 14 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier in Vienna on Sunday on the sidelines of the ongoing Iranian nuclear talks.

The meeting between the U.S. and German senior officials followed announcements by the German government that two government employees were suspected of committing espionage on behalf of the U.S., and that the senior American intelligence representative in Germany had been asked to leave.

On Sunday, Kerry and his German counterpart "discussed a number of difficult issues," the secretary said at a joint press conference afterward.

Kerry noted that those issues included the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations, Afghanistan, Iraq, and the Middle East. The secretary of state did not directly say whether he and Steinmeier addressed the controversy surrounding Germany's investigation into U.S. spying, but Kerry instead emphasized the two countries' "strategic" and enduring relationship.

"We have enormous political cooperation, and we are great friends. And we will continue to work together in the kind of spirit that we exhibited today in a very thorough discussion."
Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan Destroyers with ballistic missile defense capability heading to Japan
2
American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack American fighting with Kurds in Syria: Civilians burned in chemical attack
3
Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta Woman allegedly sets roommate on fire for throwing out pasta
4
GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide GOP Rep. Don Young tussles with students over same-sex marriage and suicide
5
Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts Texas cheer coach Ashley Zehnder faces sex charge for sleeping with a student and sending nude sexts
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback