Adviser to Macron Mumm on what foreign power received French state secrets



PARIS (Reuters) – A close adviser to President Emmanuel Macron refused on Friday to say whether China had been the foreign power that received state secrets from two French spies, but suggested that such a scenario would not derail relations.

We are two great powers that know each other well, "Macron's adviser told reporters.

The defense ministry of France said overnight that two intelligence officers, now retired, were suspected of betray Paris.

Quotidien, a television program that first revealed the espionage case, said that China was involved.

(Report by Jean-Baptiste Vey; Written by Richard Lough; Edited by Ingrid Melander)

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