World Bulletin/News Desk
French President Francois Hollande and US President Barack Obama discussed the recent reports of US spying in a phone call after allegations that the US National Security Agency monitored millions of phone calls in France.
"Hollande expressed "deep disapproval of these practices, which are unacceptable between friends and allies because they infringe on the privacy of French citizens," a statement from French president's office said.
The allegations were carried in France's Le Monde newspaper, which said the NSA gathered more than 70 million French phone records during a recent 30-day period.
"The two leaders" agreed to work together to determine the facts and the exact scope of surveillance activities" revealed by the French newspaper, according to the stament.
According to the White House, the claims carried in the French media were "distorted".
"The President and President Hollande discussed recent disclosures in the press -- some of which have distorted our activities and some of which raise legitimate questions for our friends and allies about how these capabilities are employed," a White House statement said.
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