It has appeared that German intelligence secretly listened to phone conversations involving Ghanaian former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan in 2012 according to a magazine report.
Spiegel, a German news magazine reported that a conversation between the former UN chief and former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was secretly recorded by Germany’s foreign intelligence agency (BND).
The BND according to the report also recorded a satellite phone conversation involving current United States Secretary of State, John Kerry.
Spiegel highlighted that the call recordings were collected by mistake and that they were destroyed.
The report by Spiegel is expected to complicate German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s and her government’s outcry against the NSA after it was reported that the American agency tapped her cellphone.
Kofi Annan served as the United Nations and Arab League Envoy to Syria between 2012 and 2013 after two term as the head of the UN.