France Innocent Agents

Fury over Greenpeace report

At 9:30 one evening early last week, a neatly groomed 65-year-old man emerged from his office at 72 Rue de Varenne on Paris' Left Bank, climbed into his Peugeot and was driven 150 yards to No. 57, the Matignon palace. There he was quickly escorted to a second-floor office, where, on a Louis XV desk, in front of Premier Laurent Fabius, he placed a folder containing 29 typewritten pages. After a 20-minute conversation, the man left, and the Premier began studying the document. The 17-day labor of Bernard Tricot, Charles de Gaulle's former chief of staff, was finished.

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