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we are not targeting , uh present along with high level assurances following revelations of spying but u. s. secretary of state john kerry and u. s. president barack obama scrambling to reassure the french following the publication of espionage elise a by wikileaks tuesday it shows the national security agency eavesdropped on the last three french presidents this is an old wikileaks document i don't even know what the date is specifically that it starts out a refers to , i'm just telling you point blank , we are not , and will not , uh target of the conversations of any friendly president anybody that i know , and certainly not present along or the french ministry that is not happening about my personally phoning his french counterpart to underline that commitment ministers in paris those keen to make sure sending intelligence officials to the states for more answers while the country's foreign minister summoned the u. s. ambassador to explain , see if you mix it up this is unacceptable more of this coming from a friendly allied country like the united states the documents first reported by french daily le bar seal among other details they say nicolas sarkozy reconsidered relaunching israeli palestinian peace talks without the u. s. and the hormones fit a greek eurozone exit back in twenty twelve want to senior correspondent john irish says the happy moments of friction between the two countries have a foreign policy already tension over syria there's tension a little bit in in the iran talks i don't think up any major diplomatic consequences but it will make your and behind the scenes in the conversations a bit more interesting paris is playing down talk of a diplomatic rift but it won and hands wikileaks promising more details in the weeks to