U.S. State Department Diplomatic Documents Released By WikiLeaks

November 29th, 2010 - 7:10 pm ICT by GD  

By Gina Gomez
juliNov 29, (THAINDIAN NEWS) The whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has released large number of documents comprising of interactions of the U.S. State Department and its embassies around the world, to a number of news reputed news organizations. The release of the controversial documents has been criticized by the White House and the U.S, top officials who have emphasized that leaking of the confidential information would endanger the lives of U.S. diplomats as well as intelligence agents all over the globe. Notwithstanding the demands of the United States government to refrain from releasing the documents, by Sunday afternoon, the details of the U.S. State Department was published in reputed news sources in many nations worldwide.

While the information that has been leaked by WikiLeaks has already created much furore, the website has reiterated that U.S. government has not responded positively to its offer of engaging in constructive dialogues while also accusing the Obama administration of attempting to eradicate evidences of human rights abuse and other kinds of criminal behavior. In a letter that was written to the U.S. Ambassador to Britain, Louis B Susman, the Editor-in-Chief of WikiLeaks Julian Assange stated that it was fully understandable that the U.S. government did not want the confidential information to come in the public domain and as a result is reluctant to any kind of openness.

The letter that was written by the Editor-in-Chief of the whistle-blowing website was in response to a request of the U.S. State Department to Wikileaks asking it to not go ahead with the plans of bringing in the forefront confidential documents.

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