France to investigate US spy report

France has said that it will sent a senior French intelligence official to investigate claims of US spying.

France to investigate US spy report

World Bulletin / News Desk

 France will send a senior French intelligence official to the United States in the coming days to discuss a WikiLeaks report that Washington spied on three French presidents between at least 2006 and 2012.

"The French intelligence coordinator will go to the United States," Government spokesman Stephane Le Foll told reporters.

France said Wednesday it 'will not tolerate' any threats to its security following claims that the U.S. spied on the last three French presidents, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and current leader Francois Hollande over the last 10 years.

Whistleblowing website WikiLeaks revealed National Security Agency (NSA) top secret documents, reported late Tuesday French newspaper Liberation and French online investigative and opinion website Mediapart.

"These are unacceptable facts that have already arisen between the United States and France, particularly in late 2013 when the first [spying] revelations during the state visit of the President of the Republic to the United States in February 2014," read a statement issued by French presidency after an emergency Defense Council meeting Wednesday.

The U.S. ambassador to France is due to meet French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius at 1800 local time (1600 GMT) after being summoned earlier on Wednesday, Le Foll said.

 

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