Will France React To US Spy Claims Like Germany Reacted?
Leaked documents allegedly show the U.S. tapped French leaders' phones. Similar leaks in 2013 led to a rough patch between the U.S. and Germany.By Leah Becerra | June 23, 2015
Tuesday morning, WikiLeaks published NSA documents containing “top secret” proof that French presidents’ phones were tapped and their conversations were catalogued by the U.S.
In response, current French President François Hollande called a meeting with his country’s defense council, meaning the U.S. and France could be headed for a rough patch.
This feels familiar. In late 2013, similar documents were leaked saying German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s phone, and the phones of other German leaders, had been tapped by the U.S. (Video via BBC)