March 8, 2014
'We're not going to comment on the Wikileaks cables anymore,' US State Dept says
While offering a press conference in Washington DC, US Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley refused to comment on the recently released Wikileaks cables that mention Argentina and said his government would refrain from doing so in the future.
“We understand that virtually every country in the world has a Wikileaks cable related to their domestic politics,” Crowley said.
“We’re just not going to comment on them anymore,” he stated.
Regarding the “sensitive material” seized by local customs, Crowley insisted that the US government “still wants their stuff back.”
“We’re still committed to solving this with the Argentine government,” he concluded.
Crowley assured that the US Deparment of State is “working hard in order to overcome any uneasiness created in our friends and allies around the world” due to the Wikileaks scandal.
The latest batch of Wikileaks documents released contained several reports criticizing the local government and their decision to tap the foreign currency reserves in order to service public debt, which created a strong debate between the ruling party and the opposition in 2010.