WASHINGTON, June 4 (Sputnik) — “We work closely with Germany on all matters of international concern, and the Germans are indispensable partners,” Price stated.
Germany has supported since 2014 Kurdish militias in northern Iraq against extremists in the region, including the Islamic State. German soldiers have provided training for fighters while US surveillance technology is used to aid the German troop’s security.
The United States has not replied to a technical cooperation inquiry by Berlin, the German tabloid Bild reported, citing a US intelligence source.
A scandal erupted in mid-April after German media uncovered internal intelligence investigation documents detailing the United States spying on high-ranking European officials and corporations.