France summons US envoy over spying claims

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over spying claims.

France summons US envoy over spying claims

World Bulletin / News Desk

France called in the U.S. ambassador on Monday to protest at allegations in Le Monde newspaper about large-scale spying on French citizens by the U.S. National Security Agency, French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said.

"I have immediately summoned the U.S. ambassador and he will be received this morning at the Quai d'Orsay (the French Foreign Ministry)," Fabius told reporters at a European Union foreign ministers' meeeting in Luxembourg.

Le Monde says the National Security Agency (NSA) spied on 70.3 million phone calls in France in just 30 days between December 10 last year and January 8, 2013.

Last Mod: 21 Ekim 2013, 12:11
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