BERLIN, April 7 (Xinhua) -- German parliamentarians voted Friday to launch an inquiry into what role the German intelligenceservice (BND), played during the 2003 U.S.-led war against Iraq.
The probe will focus on whether BND agents helped the U.S. military during its invasion.
Reports here said German opposition parties were united in calling for the inquiry and the results could cause problems for the current government under Chancellor Angela Merkel.
The previous German government, led by former Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, was strongly opposed to the war.
Merkel and her administration had sought to avoid an inquiry, arguing that the issue had already been discussed in parliament.
According to a report from the German news agency DPA, the BND once admitted that one of its agents had worked alongside the U.S.military at its operations command center during the Iraq war. Enditem