President Obama reassures his presidential counterpart in France that they are abiding with the no-spying commitment that he made and no such action is being taken.
WikiLeaks did a lot of damage to the Western alliance between France and the US when it released evidence that the US intelligence unit NSA was spying on the President of France Hollande and his embassy members regarding different financial and security issues. The French government expressed its shock and dismay at the actions of its ally against its government.
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President Obama was quick to contact President Hollande to assure him that US was abiding by his commitment to the French President that no one will spy on its government. The commitment was made by President Obama in 2013.
The President affirmed the unwavering commitment to the bilateral relationship, including their ongoing close cooperation in the intelligence and security fields. The French Presidential office confirmed that President Obama reiterated unequivocally his firm commitment to end the practices that may have happened in the past and that are considered unacceptable among allies.
French Foreign Ministry summoned U.S. Ambassador Jane Hartley met with French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius to discuss the said allegations and reach their bases. The French government has said that it will confirm the claims before making any formal declarations.
French President has a meeting with its ministers and army generals and it will be sending an intelligence team to Washington to certify that all spying actions have seized. The spying allegations cropped up among the Western allies when Germany found out that the US was spying on its President. As a result German intelligence agency BND is still under investigation.
After that President Obama committed that such an action would not be repeated against any other allies and what has been done was a part of history. WikiLeaks claims that US had been spying on the French President and government officials.
France has been skeptic about US claims. Le Foll saying that if the American President had not approved the said spying under his commitment, then it should be find out the chain of command under whose attrition such a course of action has taken place.
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