TODAY   |  October 24, 2013

New NSA spying reports angers US allies

New claims have surfaced from leaker Edward Snowden that the NSA spied on German chancellor Angela Merkel and read the emails of 70 million French citizens. NBC’s Peter Alexander reports.

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>>> a few problem facing the obama administration this morning, u.s. intelligence accused of spying on the cell phone of german chance lor angela america el. overnight, the u.s. ambassador has been summoned to joseph cornelius e germany. good morning to you.

>> reporter: one of chance lor merkels advisers said if that is true what we hear that, would be bad. it comes from the massive document leak from analyst edward snowden. it is putting the white house again in a very awkward position with some of our closest allies. the white house is waking up this morning to another allie angry over revelations of u.s. spying, fortitude once again of edward snowden.

>> people all over the world are realizing these programs don't make us more safe.

>> reporter: overnight the german foreign minister summoned the ambassador to explain claims that the u.s. spied the cell phone of angela merkel .

>> all i can tell you the president told the chance lor the united states is not monitoring and will not monitor the chance lor.

>> reporter: germany is not alone. on monday, president obama made his own phone call to france's president after a french newspaper reported 70,000 e-mails and phone calls the were collected by the u.s. spy agency and mexico angrily spoke out after the nsa hacked the personal e-mail account of the former mexican president and the brazilian president said she was supposed to plan trip to the u.s. after the nsa spied on he were down into indication. a neat e meeting expected to take place this afternoon, again the white house insists it is not monitoring and will not monitor merkel's calls, notably, they didn't say they were never monitored, matt, savannah in the past.

>> peter alexander at the white house . thank you very much.