No more intelligence information if Snowden is granted asylum: That’s what the U.S. threatened, Glenn Greenwald claims to have heard from the head of the SPD. The US government denies this.
Did whistleblower Gabriel (right) pass on his information to Glenn Greenwald? The SPD leader and the investigative journalist in Homburg. Image: dpa
The U.S. has rejected accusations that it threatened Germany with a break-off of intelligence exchanges in the Snowden affair. U.S. government circles described this as "baseless," according to a report in the online edition of the daily Die Welt. The ability to fight terrorist and other threats together with Germany should not be reduced, they said.