Did Germany spy on Kerry and Clinton?

Germany's foreign intelligence agency eavesdropped on calls made by Secretary of State John KerryJohn Forbes KerryKerry: Trump's rhetoric gave North Korea a reason to say 'Hey, we need a bomb' Russian hackers targeted top US generals and statesmen: report Trump officials to offer clarity on UN relief funding next week MORE and his predecessor Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGOP rushes to cut ties to Moore Papadopoulos was in regular contact with Stephen Miller, helped edit Trump speech: report Bannon jokes Clinton got her ‘ass kicked’ in 2016 election MORE, Der Spiegel reported Saturday. 

The agency recorded a satellite phone conversation Kerry made in 2013 as part of its surveillance of telecommunications in the Middle East, the weekly paper reported. 

The agency, known as the BND, also recorded a conversation between Clinton and former United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan a year earlier, Der Spiegel reported. 

The paper said the calls were collected accidentally, and that the U.S. officials were not deliberately targeted, and that the recordings were destroyed immediately. 

In Clinton's case, the call reportedly took place on the same "frequency" as a terror suspect, Der Spiegel said. 

If the revelations are true, they would be embarrassing for a German government angry over alleged U.S. spy activity in the European country.

Documents leaked by former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden last year showed that German Chancellor Angela Merkel was one of the agency's targets.