USA spy station chief leaves Germany
The Local · 17 Jul 2014, 18:18
Published: 17 Jul 2014 18:18 GMT+02:00
- Obama and Merkel speak for first time in spy row (16 Jul 14)
- Germans expect US spy chief to go 'promptly' (15 Jul 14)
- USA's reputation takes a hit in Germany (15 Jul 14)
"We are confirming that the individual who was asked to leave the country last week is no longer in Germany," a US embassy spokesman said.
The station chief's departure follows a tense period of revelations about alleged US intelligence gathering in Germany without the government's knowledge.
Last week, Germany ordered the US intelligence chief to leave the country in response to the unmasking of two alleged US spies working for the German intelligence service and defence ministry.
Politicians and media have cited the incidents as evidence that relations between the governments have gone sour and demanded Berlin should take a tougher line with its nominal US ally.