Paris summons US ambassador over spying claims
Paris - French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has summoned the US ambassador over leaked documents that suggest her government spied on President Francois Hollande and two predecessors, a diplomatic source said Wednesday.
The source said that US Ambassador Jane Hartley had been summoned for a meeting on Wednesday afternoon to discuss the documents published by Wikileaks on Tuesday.
France will send a top intelligence official to the United States to discuss the leaked reports, a government spokesman said Wednesday.
"France's national intelligence coordinator (Didier Le Bret) will go to the United States to discuss the understanding between France and the United States" that spying would no longer be carried out, a deal reached after earlier revelations in 2013, said spokesman Stephane Le Foll.