Wednesday, October 06, 2004
US 'bugged' France's Chirac calls
A book published in France says the US regularly monitored French President Jacques Chirac's phone calls.
The book, which charts the breakdown of the leaders' relationship in the run-up to the Iraq war, says several sources reported the surveillance.
The US told a senior French military official the French-US relationship at a personal level was "irreparable".
The book, Chirac contre Bush - l'autre guerre (Chirac versus Bush - the other war), comes out on Wednesday.