'Typical Cocktail Party Chatter' Berlin Goes into Damage-Control Mode on Unflattering Cables

The German government is trying to appear laid-back in its reaction to the secret US diplomatic cables which portray senior German politicians in an unflattering light. But in reality foreign policy experts are concerned about the future of the trans-Atlantic relationship, warning of a "deep rupture" in the usual diplomatic communications.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle: The diplomatic cables contained little that was flattering about Germany's top politicians.

Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle: The diplomatic cables contained little that was flattering about Germany's top politicians.

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