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US Envoy in Paris Promises Cooperation After Spying Allegations

  • Associated Press

U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley walks out of the office of French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius after a meeting at Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs ministry in Paris, June 24, 2015.

U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley walks out of the office of French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius after a meeting at Quai d'Orsay Foreign Affairs ministry in Paris, June 24, 2015.

The United States ambassador to France is reiterating American pledges of close cooperation in intelligence and security after revelations that the U.S. National Security Agency (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.

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