WASHINGTON (CBS DC) – The German government is demanding a “complete explanation” about claims the U.S. monitored Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

Foreign minister Guido Westerwelle has summoned American ambassador John Emerson for a face to face meeting, according to the BBC.

The accusation has cast a cloud over a European Union summit underway in Brussels, Belgium.

Merkel discussed the issue with President Obama on Wednesday.

Obama said the United States was not monitoring her calls and would not in the future, said the White House.

But European leaders want to know of their calls have been tapped by the U.S in the past, and the issue may be put on the summit’s agenda.


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