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EMMA ALBERICI, PRESENTER: The Guardian news organisation has published a confidential memo from 2006 which shows America's National Security Agency was monitoring the phones of 35 world leaders. It comes a day after the revelation that the United States might've been spying on the mobile phone of the German chancellor Angela Merkel.

ANGELA MERKEL, GERMAN CHANCELLOR: We are allies facing challenges together. But such an alliance can only be built on the basis of trust. I repeat that spying among friends is not at all acceptable for anyone, and that goes for every citizen in Germany.

PETER NEUMANN, PROF, SECURITY STUDIES, KING'S COLLEGE LONDON: She clearly takes it very serious, the language she was using today and her government was using was very harsh, bordering on the almost undiplomatic, and she sees it as personal betrayal, because she believes she has developed a relationship of trust with President Obama over the past four, five years, they always say how much they trust each other, they've done a lot of things together. It's almost like having your best friend read your emails secretly and listen in to your phone calls, suddenly you realise and you're very, very angry.

EMMA ALBERICI: Mrs Merkel has discussed the issue with the French President Francois Hollande, who called President Barack Obama earlier this week to complain about reports the US had spied on 70 million phone calls in France.

The French and German leaders have called on the United States to take part in talks on the spying row by the end of the year.