03/28/2008 02:43 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

German Chancellor Says Rice Admitted US Kidnapping Of German Citizen Was A Mistake…

Angela Merkel and Condoleezza Rice were doing a good job of healing the rift between Germany and the US last Tuesday, until Germany’s new chancellor made a serious diplomatic gaffe.

The US secretary of state had admitted the kidnap of a German citizen by the American security services was a mistake, Ms Merkel said. As soon as the press conference was over US officials denied Ms Rice has said any such thing.

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