French spy report ‘inaccurate’: U.S.

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The U.S. intelligence chief said Tuesday that French newspaper reports about Washington’s espionage activities abroad contained inaccurate and misleading information, the latest flap stemming from U.S. spying efforts.

The French newspaper Le Monde reported Monday that millions of phone calls in France were monitored by the National Security Agency. It followed up Tuesday by publishing details of U.S. spying on French embassies worldwide. While France told the United States to stop snooping on its citizens, U.S. Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Tuesday that reports that the NSA had collected 70 million recordings of French citizens was “false.”