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Even before allegations that Morocco may have tried to bug phones belonging to French president Emmanuel Macron, the North African kingdom was having a tense time with European powers.
Rabat had allowed migrants into Spain because it was annoyed with Madrid. It had squabbled with Germany over its position on the disputed territory of Western Sahara.
Now, spying allegations made public last week into the use by governments of the Pegasus malware, created by Israel’s NSO Group, have ratcheted up the tension further. The claims emerged as part of an investigation by journalism non-profit organisation Forbidden Stories and 17 media partners.
The French newspaper Le Monde said Morocco may have targeted mobile phones belonging to Macron and 15 French ministers as part of a cyber spying…