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US Spying İn Germany 'Stupidity,' Says Finance Minister

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US Spying İn Germany 'Stupidity,' Says Finance Minister

Germany has asked top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country.

Germany's Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble has described the U.S. spying in its European ally as a "stupidity that makes one want to cry."

Germany considers its allies very important, but "this does not mean that the U.S. Secret Service has the right to recruit third-rate agents in Germany," Schaeuble told Phoenix TV channel Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Germany has asked the top U.S. intelligence official in Berlin to leave the country, government spokesman Steffen Seibert confirmed Thursday.

German media reported last week that a German intelligence service worker was arrested amid allegations that he worked as a double agent for the United States.

He provided information to Washington regarding details of German investigations into the U.S. National Security Agency's activities in the country, the reports said.

The 31-year-old reportedly met U.S. agents three times in Austria and sold the documents, which contained information on Germany's NSA Investigation Commission, for €25,000 ($34,000).

Local media said Wednesday that the German police searched the house of another suspect accused of passing secret information to the U.S.

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