Truth Frequency Radio
Oct 29, 2013

By Patrick Goodenough
CNS News

Secretary of State John Kerry used an address to a liberal think-tank Thursday to cite ways in which the recent government shutdown hurt America’s image abroad, but his speech contained no reference to the diplomatic harm being caused by the escalating surveillance scandal. Kerry’s appearance at a Center for American Progress conference came on the same day that German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle summoned the U.S. ambassador to warn friendship was at stake over the alleged bugging of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cell phone.

Westerwelle’s comments to reporters afterwards strongly implied Merkel had not been satisfied by assurances given her by President Obama in a phone conversation on Wednesday.

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