Kerry, French Counterpart Discuss Spying Allegations
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss recent revelations that a U.S. spy agency eavesdropped on millions of phone calls of French citizens.
A spokesman for the foreign minister told reporters that during a breakfast meeting Tuesday Fabius asked his U.S. counterpart for an explanation of the spying practices. The spokesman called such practices "unacceptable."
On Monday, U.S. President Barack Obama called French President Francois Hollande to discuss French outrage about the scandal.
Mr. Obama told the French leader the United States is reviewing its intelligence gathering to ensure a balance between security and privacy.
The White House has complained that some allegations of U.S. activities carried in the French press were "distorted."