US envoy in Paris promises cooperation after spy allegations

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Posted: Jun 25, 2015 4:25 AM
US envoy in Paris promises cooperation after spy allegations

PARIS (AP) — The United States ambassador to France is reiterating American pledges of close cooperation in intelligence and security after revelations that the NSA was eavesdropping on three French presidents.

Ambassador Jane Hartley released a statement Thursday, a day after she was summoned by France's foreign minister to answer for the WikiLeaks revelations.

U.S. President Barack Obama told French President Francois Hollande that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications, according to the White House. Obama said the U.S. is abiding by a commitment that he made in 2013 not to spy on the French leader after Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of NSA surveillance powers.

The new WikiLeaks trove dates from 2006 to 2012 and appears to capture top French officials talking candidly about relations with Germany, Greece's economy and American spying.