Assange: French intelligence authorities rely on the US and the UK


“Despite encouraging signals [from the French president], the intelligence relationship between France and the United States and between France and the United Kingdom proved to be too strong for a president like François Hollande,” Julian Assange said.

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, said French President Francois Hollande was considering granting asylum to the Australian activist but the French government relies too much to the NSA and Hollande couldn’t jeporadize that relationship.

The French intelligence authorities rely too much on their US and UK counterparts, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told French Inter radio on Friday.

In June, WikiLeaks, published documents which indicated that the US National Security Agency (NSA) wiretapped two of France’s economy ministers and spied the strongest French companies. Moreover, another WikiLeaks document showed that the NSA spied on France’s last three presidents, Jacques Chirac, Nicolas Sarkozy and Francois Hollande.


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