U.S. Congress allows taps on phones of suspected foreign spies
A similar law was in effect throughout the previous five years, but is set to expire at the end of this year.
The contradictions between national security interests and human rights issues sparked a heated debate when the bill was in the Senate. However, the document was adopted by majority vote.
The presidential administration had previously stated that the law on monitoring foreign intelligence is a great boon for U.S. intelligence in "detecting and preventing threats to America and its allies."
Voice of Russia, TASS