France on Monday said it will stand by the United States as Washington faces the fallout from the release of thousands of secret diplomatic cables by whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, Reuters reported.
The documents describe French President Nicolas Sarkozy as "touchy" and "authoritarian," according to French daily Le Monde, one of five newspapers given access to the cables in advance.
French government spokesman Francois Baroin said called the leaks a threat to democratic sovereignty.
"We are very supportive of the American administration in its efforts to avoid what not only damages countries' authority and the quality of their services, but also endangers men and women working to defend their country," Baroin, who is also budget minister, told Europe 1 Radio.
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