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Carney: No decision on ending spying on allied leaders

White House press secretary Jay Carney on Tuesday said no decision has been made on whether to end a National Security Agency program that spied on allied leaders.

The White House spokesman reiterated that the United States planned a “review of our activities around the world,” but said the administration was “not going to discuss the details or the outcomes until it's completed.”

The New York Times reported Tuesday that the White House was contemplating ordering the NSA to halt eavesdropping on foreign leaders.

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A spokesperson for Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that the White House had informed the California lawmaker that it planned to halt such surveillance.

Carney on Tuesday acknowledged that the White House consulted “regularly” with Feinstein, but refused to confirm whether a decision to cut surveillance of allied leaders had been made.

European leaders have been outraged over the spying, in which the NSA allegedly monitored German Chancellor Angela Merkel's cellphone.

Separately, Carney also refused to confirm a report Tuesday that French and Spanish intelligence services aided the NSA in its surveillance efforts.

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