France summons US envoy over NSA spying

Paris, June 24: France summoned US envoy over claims that US's National Security Agency (NSA) spied on President Francois Hollande and his two predecessors, media reported.

Wikileaks reports the NSA spied on Hollande, Nicolas Sarkozy and Jacques Chirac between 2006-12, BBC reported on Wednesday.

France summons US envoy

French President Hollande called an emergency meeting and said France would "not tolerate" acts that threaten its security.

US denied to comment on the "specific intelligence allegations".

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"US was "not targeting and will not target the communications of president Hollande," Ned Price, a spokesman for the US National Security Council was quoted as saying.

The NSA has previously been accused of spying on German Chancellor Angela Merkel and on Brazilian and Mexican leaders.

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