Wednesday, 24 June 2015

"NSA spying: France summons US envoy over Wikileaks claims"

From the BBC:

France has summoned the US envoy in Paris over claims that the US spied on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors, officials say.

Whistleblower website Wikileaks reports the US National Security Agency (NSA) spied on Mr Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac between 2006-12. Mr Hollande called an emergency meeting and said France would "not tolerate" acts that threaten its security.

Ned Price, a spokesman for the US National Security Council, added that the US was "not targeting and will not target the communications of Mr Hollande" and more controversially, that the top secret minutes of Mr Hollande's emergency meeting revealed that the beleaguered president was actually just looking for a scapegoat to distract from his domestic political problems.


Lola said...

It reminded me of spy v spy from MAD magazine.
Quite frankly I would be pretty annoyed if 'our' spies weren't keeping an eye on all them foreign Johnnies.

James Higham said...

Hollande's possibly afraid his nasty private life will come out.