Report of US spying on phone calls in France `false`: James Clapper

The National Intelligence of United States denied any spying after reports of having monitored millions of phone calls in France were published.

Zee Media Bureau

Washington: The National Intelligence of United States (US) denied any spying after reports of having monitored millions of phone calls in France were published.

The Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, challenged the report published by newspaper Le Monde and issued a statement on Tuesday which stated that the article has "inaccurate and misleading information", as per a BBC report.

The newspaper article stated that around 70 million phone calls were tracked by NSA in a time span of merely 30 days.

The report was co-authored by ex-Guardian reporter Glenn Greenwald, who also was the first journalist to expose the information about US spying programmes leaked by National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden.

France had summoned the US ambassador and had termed the act as "unacceptable."

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