French PM: Macron calls for investigations into Pegasus spyware case

Phone of Macron was on a list of potential targets for possible surveillance on behalf of Morocco in the Pegasus case

  
French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony to award veteran American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson with the Legion of Honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 19, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech during a ceremony to award veteran American civil rights activist Reverend Jesse Jackson with the Legion of Honour at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 19, 2021. Ludovic Marin/Pool via REUTERS Image used for illustrative purpose

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron has called for a series of investigations to be carried out into the Pegasus spyware case, Prime Minister Jean Castex told French TV channel TF1 on Wednesday.

The phone of Macron was on a list of potential targets for possible surveillance on behalf of Morocco in the Pegasus case, reported French paper Le Monde on Tuesday.

The French presidency said that if the revelations about Macron's phone were true, they would be very serious. The authorities would investigate them to shed all necessary light on the reports, it said.

(Reporting by Nicolas Delame; Editing by Sudip Kar-Gupta) ((sudip.kargupta@thomsonreuters.com; +33 1 49 49 53 84;))


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