A Polish newspaper Sunday released an excerpt of a secretly recorded conversation between Polish Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and former Finance Minister Jacek Rostowski in which Sikorski said Poland's security relationship with the United States was "worth nothing" and gave Warsaw a "false sense of security."
The news weekly Wprost said the conversation was recorded earlier this year at the Amber Room, an elegant Warsaw restaurant. The paper plans to publish the full transcript Monday.
"You know that Polish-American alliance is worth nothing. It is even harmful, because Poland creates a false sense of security," Sikorski is quoted as saying. Rostowski asks why and Sikorski is heard responding: "Complete (expletive). We'll get in conflict with the Germans, Russians and we'll think that everything is super, because we gave the Americans a blow job. Losers. Complete losers."
Poland Radio reported the government is investigating the secret taping, which also included comments on domestic issues and Sikorski's possible candidacy for the job of EU foreign minister.
Reuters reported the government plans to withhold comment until after the full transcript is published.
"It's hard to relate to something which is just a few sentences taken out of a conversation. We'll comment probably on Monday or Tuesday after the government's sitting," spokeswoman Malgorzata Kidawa-Blonska said.