WikiLeaks Says Latest Leak Covers 'Every Major Issue': Leaks Will Change World History
AMMAN — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said on Sunday the imminent release of classified US documents by the whistle-blower website will cover "every major issue" in the world today. "The material that we are about to release covers essentially every major issue in every country in the world," he told reporters in Jordan by video link when asked if the new leaks again focused on US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Assange told the conference of investigative journalists that he was speaking to them by video link because "Jordan’s not the best place to be with the CIA on your tail." It was unclear from where he was speaking. WikiLeaks was reportedly hours away on Sunday from releasing hundreds of thousands of confidential US diplomatic cables, with several governments fearing damaging revelations. Assange put the number of documents to be released at more than a quarter of a million. "Over this last month much of my energy and activities have been spent preparing for the upcoming release of a diplomatic history of the United States," he said. "Over 250,000 classified cables from US embassies all around the world, and we can see already in the past week or so that the United States has made movements to try to disarm the effect that this could have," Assange said.
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