June 19, 2013
Wikileaks unveils new cables issued by US Embassy in Argentina
Just like Julian Assange had anticipated, Wikileaks announced it has leaked over 1600 confidential wires issued by US embassy in Argentina.
The leaked wires reach to 1700, including the ones that had been published in 2010. There are 1547 of those cables which are newly published, while the 153 remaining ones had been previously released.
Alongside the Argentine cables, Assange decided to leak more than 35 thousand wires from all over the world where the US has a diplomatic seat. The newly leaked wires contain confidential information regarding Nicaragua and the financing of local “guerillas,” and the scandal of alleged phone taping which involved media mogul Rupert Murdoch.
The newly leaked wires also include information on Russia, Indonesia, Somalia, Yemen, Germany, Iran, France and Rwanda, among other countries. “Approximately 4000 texts regarding Israel are a part of Wikileaks’ inventory,” Assange had announced via his Twitter account.
Assange decided to release secret files of Barack Obama’s administration after an incident with his former second in command, Daniel Domscheit-Berg.
Assange publically denounced that his long time collaborator destroyed 3500 unpublished wires and accused him, in a letter published in Twit longer, of collaborating with the CIA, FBI and the Pentagon and having blackmailed several people ever since he left Wikileaks, almost a year ago.
“In the last few years, he has been working in investigations against Wikileaks carried out by the CIA, the Pentagon, the US Department of State and the Department of Justice. I have received more than one warning of Intelligence members saying Domscheit-Berg has worked with FBI and that the information he provided was very useful,” Assange said.
Via Wikileaks' official Twitter account, there are 1658 leaked wires referring to Argentina. The index includes wires of US embassies in other countries that quote Argentina.
Among the many available leaked wires, there are several that refer to the conflict between the farming sector and Cristina Fernández de Kirchner’s administration over the hike of soybean export tax, former Central Bank Governor Martin Redrado’s tumultuous exit, the 2009 mid-term elections, the visits of foreign diplomats, Fernández de Kirchner trips to international summits, the opposition’s criticism to the National Government, among other topics.
The last wire was issued by the US embassy in Argentina in February 2010, and refers to the President’s comments on Obama to CNN news network, which were considered as “critical” of the US President.