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France summons US ambassador over spying report
針對監控報告 法國召喚美國大使

French Foreign Affairs Minister Laurent Fabius leaves a government aircraft as President Francois Hollande, bottom left, looks on at Villacoublay military airport, near Paris, France on Oct. 30 last year.
法國外交部長羅宏‧費比亞斯去年十月三十日在法國巴黎近郊的維亞庫布雷軍事機場,在總統法蘭索瓦‧歐蘭德(左下)的目視下,步出政府專機。

Photo: Reuters
照片:路透

France summoned the US ambassador on Oct. 21 last year after Le Monde newspaper reported the huge scale of alleged American spying on French citizens, with Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius calling the revelations unacceptable.

Le Monde said the US National Security Agency (NSA) recorded 70.3 million items of French telephone data between Dec. 10, 2012 and Jan. 8 last year and had collected tens of thousands of French phone records.

Its targets appeared to be individuals suspected of links to terrorism, but also people tied to French business or politics, the paper said.

The allegations tested France’s relations with Washington just as US Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Paris for the start of a European tour over Syria.

Fabius said the Le Monde report on Oct. 21 last year had revealed “unacceptable practices.”

“So we’ve asked the United States to provide clarifications, explanations and justifications extremely quickly,” he added.

(Reuters)

在《世界報》報導美國對法國公民的大規模監控後,法國去年十月二十一日召喚美國駐法國大使,法國外交部長費比亞斯表示,無法接受報導所揭露的情事。

《世界報》說,美國國家安全局在二0一二年十二月十日到二0一三年一月八日間,記錄七千零三十萬筆法國電話資料,還蒐集數萬筆法國通聯紀錄。

它的目標似乎是針對與恐怖主義有關聯的可疑人士,但也針對法國商業或政治人物,報紙說。

這項指控考驗法國與華盛頓的關係,美國國務卿約翰‧凱瑞正好抵達巴黎,這是磋商敘利亞問題的歐洲旅程首站。

費比亞斯說,世界報去年十月二十一日的報導揭露了「不可接受的行為」。

「我們已經要求美國盡速提出說明、解釋和正當理由」,他補充說。

(法新社/翻譯:陳?軒)

TODAY’S WORDS 今日單字

1. summon v.

召喚;召集 (zhao4 huan4; zhao4 ji2)

例: They must summon another conference and make a final decision.

(他們必須召集另一個會議,作出結論。)

2. unacceptable adj.

不能接受的 (bu4 neng2 jie1 shou4 de5)

例: The proposal is quite unacceptable.

(這建議是完全無法被接受的。)

3. clarification n.

澄清 (cheng2 qing1)

例: The whole issue needs clarification.

(整個問題都需要澄清。)


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