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White House: Obama tells French president that the United States isn't spying on him


WASHINGTON — The White House says President Barack Obama has told French President Francois Hollande (frahn-SWAH' oh-LAWND') that the U.S. isn't targeting his communications.

The leaders spoke by telephone Wednesday as the French were angered by new reports of American spying.

The revelations came from WikiLeaks regarding National Security Agency intercepts of conversations involving Hollande and his two predecessors between 2006 and 2012.

The White House says Obama told Hollande that the U.S. was abiding by a commitment Obama made in 2013 not to spy on the French leader after Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of NSA surveillance powers.

The White House says Obama pledged to continue close cooperation with France on matters of intelligence and security.

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