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London (AFP) – French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said Tuesday he had made clear in talks with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry that snooping on its allies was “unacceptable”.

In talks in Paris on Tuesday morning, “I said again to John Kerry what (French President) Francois Hollande told (U.S. President) Barack Obama, that this kind of spying conducted on a large scale by the Americans on its allies is something that is unacceptable,” Fabius said.

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