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Polish foreign minister called ties to US 'worthless': report

Published on Jun 23, 2014 6:42 AM
US Secretary of State John Kerry (left) gesture during a press conference with Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski in Warsaw, Poland on Nov 5, 2013.  AFP

WARSAW (REUTERS) - A Polish news magazine said on Sunday it had obtained a secret recording of Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski, in contention for a senior European Union job, saying that Poland's relationship with the United States was worthless.

The Wprost news magazine said the recording was of a private conversation earlier this year between Sikorski and Jacek Rostowski, a member of parliament with the ruling Civic Platform who until last year was finance minister.

The magazine did not say who recorded the conversation or how it obtained the recording. Aides to Sikorski and Rostowski said they had no immediate comment.

A government spokeswoman said it was hard to form a view based on a few excerpts of a conversation, but there might be a comment later.

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