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Germany has stopped the case of wiretapping by the US NSA phone Merkel

Germany has stopped the investigation of the tapping of the phone of Chancellor Angela Merkel, allegedly carried out by the US National Security Agency (NSA).

German Attorney General Harald Range said the NSA was unable to provide sufficient evidence to justify their actions. The prosecutor's office said in a statement Friday that "the allegations against the NSA cannot be substantiated under criminal law."

The investigation into the NSA began after in 2013, the former US intelligence officer Edward Snowden told reporters about the practice of surveillance, which is actively used by the NSA. According to him, the agency allegedly intercepted telephone conversations of high-ranking officials of other countries, including Angela Merkel.

Not enough evidence

The publication provoked an international scandal. Immediately after the article appeared, Merkel phoned US President Barack Obama and demanded an explanation. The US side assured the Chancellor that she was not following any observation and did not intend to conduct it in the future.

Last year, on June 4, Range said there is "ample factual evidence that unknown members of the US intelligence services have tapped Chancellor Angela Merkel's mobile phone." However, in December he said that the investigation was proceeding very slowly and that he had not been able to find enough evidence to win the trial.

The German parliament is conducting its own investigation into the NSA's surveillance of Merkel, but the Bundestag also failed to get help from US officials, the newspaper Spiegel reported.

Snowden fled 2013 to Hong Kong in May after he talked about the NSA global surveillance and surveillance program. From Hong Kong, Snowden tried to emigrate to one of the Latin American countries, fearing that he would be extradited to the American authorities. He flew to his final destination with a transfer in Moscow. However, while Snowden was in the air, the US canceled his passport, and therefore he could not fly out of Moscow, where he received asylum.

In the US, Snowden is accused of stealing state property, illegal use of information relating to national defense, as well as intentionally disclosing secret data.

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