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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia, Germany in Spy Spat

A spy spat is threatening to sour Russian-German relations, Der Spiegel reported.

The Foreign Ministry has refused to accredit the new head of the German Embassy’s consular section after Berlin refused to accredit three Russian diplomats, the German magazine said.

The reason for Germany’s refusal of the Russian emissaries is that they are suspected of being spies, the magazine said, citing no one. It added that the German Foreign Ministry would now appoint another candidate for the post.

The Foreign Ministry and the German Embassy refused to comment on the report Monday.