France investigates claims Emmanuel Macron targeted in Pegasus spyware scandal
CGTN Europe • 3m 40s
French President Emmanuel Macron convened an urgent national security meeting on Thursday to discuss the claim that his own phone was identified as a potential target of the Pegasus spyware created by Israeli firm NSO.
French media reported that the Moroccan authorities wanted to spy on Macron and several other politicians, including foreign minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, finance minister Bruno Le Maire and education secretary Jean-Michel Blanquer.
The Elysee Palace responded to the allegations that Macron's phone was on the list of targets by saying that "if this turns out to be true, then this is very serious."
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