March 8, 2017 / 12:52 PM / 5 months ago

German government says takes issue of CIA leaks seriously

The Consulate General of the United States of America is pictured in Frankfurt, Germany March 8, 2017.Ralph Orlowski

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government on Wednesday said it took the publication of thousands of pages of internal CIA discussions by anti-secrecy group Wikileaks seriously, but could not verify the authenticity of the documents.

German media have seized on documents in the latest Wikileaks documents which show that the CIA used the U.S. consulate in Frankfurt as a major remote hacking base.

A spokesman for the foreign ministry said the German government was in close touch with U.S. authorities about the issue.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Michelle Martin

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