Amid New Spy Scandal, Kerry Calls U.S. And Germany "great Friends"

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July 13, 2014 AT 6:51 AM
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, standing alongside Germany's foreign minister, on Sunday stressed the strategic importance of relations between the two countries, which have been battered by new allegations of U.S. spying on Berlin. "Let me emphasize the relationship between the United States and Germany is a strategic one," Kerry said in Vienna on the sidelines of nuclear talks with Iran. "We will continue to work together in the kind of spirit we exhibited today in a very thorough discussion," he said, adding that he wished Germany well in its World Cup soccer final against Argentina on Sunday.