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Germany Summons Syrian Ambassador After Spying Arrests in Berlin

The German government called in Syria’s ambassador after security officials in Berlin arrested two men suspected of spying for Syrian intelligence on groups critical of President Bashar al-Assad’s regime.

“We will signal unambiguously to Syrian officials that any apparent activity against the Syrian opposition in Germany is in no way tolerable and a violation of the law,” German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle told reporters in Berlin today as he announced the diplomatic protest.