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German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she wants an agreement between the United States, Germany and France about not spying on each other.
Merkel demanded that President Barack Obama act, instead of offer apologies over allegations that the United States listened in on her cell phone calls, Reuters reports.
The three countries would aim for a "mutual understanding." Merkel said, "That means a framework for a cooperation between the relevant (intelligence) services. Germany and France have taken the initiative and other member states will join."
Merkel previously wanted the United States to have a "no-spying" agreement with Germany like it does with several other countries, including Britain, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.
According to The Guardian, sources said that Merkel was "livid" after hearing reports of her phone being monitored.
Merkel's spokesperson Steffen Seibert said that Merkel "unmistakably disapproves of and views as completely unacceptable such practices, if the indications are authenticated."
Der Spiegel originally reported that German intelligence had been looking over an investigation about whether or not the United States monitored Merkel's cell phone.
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