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French president calls US spying revelations 'unacceptable,' says it has ramped up security

  • En esta fotografía del 21 de agosto de 2013, un partidario de WikiLeaks protesta afuera de la embajada de Estados Unidos en Londres. WikiLeaks publicó el martes 23 de junio de 2015 documentos que dice muestran que la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos espió a los últimos tres presidentes franceses. (Foto AP/Sang Tan)

    En esta fotografía del 21 de agosto de 2013, un partidario de WikiLeaks protesta afuera de la embajada de Estados Unidos en Londres. WikiLeaks publicó el martes 23 de junio de 2015 documentos que dice muestran que la Agencia de Seguridad Nacional de Estados Unidos espió a los últimos tres presidentes franceses. (Foto AP/Sang Tan)  (The Associated Press)

  • French President Francois Hollande walks through the lobby of the Elysee Palace after the weekly cabinet, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Paris, France. France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)

    French President Francois Hollande walks through the lobby of the Elysee Palace after the weekly cabinet, Wednesday, June 24, 2015 in Paris, France. France summoned the U.S. ambassador to the Foreign Ministry on Wednesday following revelations by WikiLeaks that the U.S. National Security Agency eavesdropped on the past three French presidents. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)  (The Associated Press)

  • French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chair a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday,June 24, 2015. Appearing more irritated and embarrassed than surprised, France's government summoned the U.S. ambassador Wednesday to respond to Wikileaks revelations that the NSA eavesdropped on three successive presidents and other top officials. (Charles Platiau, Pool via AP)

    French President Francois Hollande, left, and French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius chair a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, Thursday,June 24, 2015. Appearing more irritated and embarrassed than surprised, France's government summoned the U.S. ambassador Wednesday to respond to Wikileaks revelations that the NSA eavesdropped on three successive presidents and other top officials. (Charles Platiau, Pool via AP)  (The Associated Press)

France's president is calling revelations the U.S. spied on him and his two predecessors "unacceptable" and says it will not tolerate anything that threatens its security.

In a statement Wednesday after an emergency defense council meeting, Francois Hollande said in a statement that the country has ramped up its protective measures.

The meeting came after WikiLeaks documents from 2006-12 were published in the French newspaper Liberation and investigative website Mediapart late Tuesday include material that appeared to capture officials in Paris talking candidly about Greece's economy and relations with Germany. They also include discussions about American espionage of its allies.

The release appeared to be timed to coincide with a vote in the French Parliament on a bill allowing broad new surveillance powers, in particular to counter terrorist threats.