WikiLeaks: US wiretaps German Foreign Ministry
WikiLeaks has published evidence that the NSA spied on the heads of the German Foreign Ministry for many years.
It is noted that they were doing it long before the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In particular, one of the objects of surveillance was Joschka Fischer, Germany's vice chancellor and foreign minister from 1998 to 2005.
Most of the material is devoted to the wiretapping of the current Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frank-Walter Steinmeier. WikiLeaks documented phone calls held by Steinmeier and an intercepted conversation with US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in November, 2005 during his official visit to Washington as foreign minister.
Steinmeier "seemed relieved that he had not received any definitive response from the US secretary of state regarding press reports of CIA flights through Germany to secret prisons in Eastern Europe allegedly used for interrogating terrorism subjects."