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Germany allegedly spied on John Kerry and Hillary Clinton

German intelligence agency BND allegedly eavesdropped on phone calls made by current U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, along with Hillary Clinton, who also held that post, German magazine Der Spiegel reports.

The magazine said a call Kerry made in 2013 was tapped, while a 2012 conversation between Clinton and former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan was not targeted but happened to take place on the same "frequency" as a suspected terrorist. While no source was given, Der Spiegel reported that the calls were collected accidentally and the recordings destroyed soon after. The State Department declined to comment on the allegations, while a BND spokesperson said Germany does not tap allied countries' phones.

However, if the accusations prove true, it would be an embarrassment for a country which has publicly lambasted the United States for its spying activity in Germany.