Steinmeier accused of “see no evil, hear no evil” policy on torture

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German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (R) hands over a 'Buddy Bear' statue as a gift to Democratic party Senator Edward Kennedy (C), at the 'Kennedy Presidential Library' in Boston, 12 April 2008.

Whilst he was not the only one to look the other way, Steinmeier is currently the Foreign Minister of Germany


If confirmed, the documents released by WikiLeaks reveal that an acting Foreign Minister was willing to look the other way on torture.

WikiLeaks published on Monday evidence that the National Security Agency (NSA)was spying on Germany’s current Foreign Minister and former Vice Chancellor from 1998 to 2005, Mr. Steinmeier.

The NSA has spied consistently on all German Foreign Ministers, even prior to 9/11, according to intercepts published on Monday.

German officials have been spied upon ...


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