Special prosecutor Alberto Nisman's accusation that President Cristina Fern ndez de Kirchner secretly negotiated with Iran to avoid punishing those responsible for the devastating 1994 bombing of the AMIA Jewish community centre is consistent with the way in which his probe has long squarely looked at Iran while ignoring Syrian and local connections. US Embassy cables leaked in 2011 showed Nisman had a close relationship with Washington. Nisman's close ties to the United States - which also favours the position that Iranian agents were behind the attack - was revealed in the aftermath of the Wikileaks data dump of State Department cables in 2011, in which Embassy officials briefed official US government offices about the content of the meetings held with Nisman.
In September, Prime Minister Tony Abbott signed an agreement which will allow sales of Australian uranium to India for the first time. India has consistently refused to sign the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and has manufactured up to 110 nuclear warheads, but has been given a free pass to take part in international nuclear trade by virtue of its new strategic relationship with the United States.
Google has effectively become an extension of the US State and Defense Departments, promoting Washington s policies under the guise of being a harmless and hip tech company, according to Assange s upcoming work, When Google Met Wikileaks . If true, then this nexus represents the next frontier of foreign policy and would have profound implications for the world and the context in which people consume information.
The United States funded groups linked to the ongoing Occupy Central protests in Hong Kong, according to whistleblowing website Wikileaks. The website tweeted that key figures behind the demonstrations are linked to the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a U.S. foundation "dedicated to the growth and strengthening of democratic institutions around the world," according to its website, but which has been linked with coup attempts and "regime change" plans in Venezuela and elsewhere
The government of Rafael Correa, first elected in 2006, has broken from the neoliberal doctrines Washington has imposed on Latin America. It has embraced regional integration, moving closer to its neighbours and further away from the US. Diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show how hard the US fought to control Ecuador's future post-Gutierrez. They show a key element of US efforts to control Ecuador s political and economic direction in the post-Gutierrez years was the US Embassy s "democracy promotion" activity.
The new Snowden documents illustrate a crucial fact: "Israeli aggression would be impossible without the constant, lavish support and protection of the US government, which is anything but a neutral, peace-brokering party in these attacks. And the relationship between the NSA and its partners on the one hand, and the Israeli spying agency on the other, is at the center of that enabling," Greenwald writes.
WikiLeaks cables released on June 9 shed new light on the United States' role in the Bagua Massacre in Peru on June 5, 2009. The cables suggest then-US ambassador Michael McKinley may have encouraged the Peruvian government to use force against protesters in an operation that cost 10 protesters and 24 police officers their lives.
Two diplomatic cables made public by WikiLeaks Public Library on US Diplomacy reveal that Ukraine s president-elect Petr Poroshenko served as an informant for US State Department. A confidential message from the US Embassy in Kiev dating back to April 29, 2006 mentions the now widely-known confectionary tycoon twice.
Beijing: Miffed with the US over indictment of five People's Liberation Army officers over commercial cyber espionage charges, China accused the US of hypocrisy and double standards. Chinese Defence Ministry posted a statement on its website, saying, "From 'WikiLeaks' to the 'Snowden' case, US hypocrisy and double standards regarding the issue of cyber-security have long been abundantly clear".
Bradley Manning's trial is once again postponed. A US military judge says more time is needed to determine whether the US soldier's treatment while in custody was too harsh. We examine Manning's case and how the US treats its whistleblowers.
The US government has given no hint it wants to extradite WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over the release of secret diplomatic cables, Foreign Minister Bob Carr says. Senator Carr says two discussions with American officials have not indicated any plan to extradite Mr Assange to the US.
A release by WikiLeaks of emails from an American intelligence think-tank reveals a view of New Zealand that is at odds with the US's diplomatic position. The website has published a series of internal emails of security company Stratfor, in which analysts express their true feelings about New Zealand's role in global affairs.
US prosecutors have drawn up secret charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a confidential email cited by media today said, as his lawyer demanded Australia start protecting him. The email is one of a huge number from the US-based global intelligence company Stratfor that the whistleblowing organization began publishing on Monday.
The United States is taking "serious and noticeable" measures to prevent another breach of classified files like the massive WikiLeaks document dump , the nation s spy chief said on Thursday.
There are many calls, for example, for US President Barack Obama to be assassinated. Then again, some US politicians have freely called for the assassination of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Calling for certain Twitter accounts to be blocked strikes me as a potentially dangerous threat to democratic freedoms. If it's not right for countries such as China to do it, how can the US justify such widespread censorship?
...However, it is not the Swedish judicial system that presents a 'grave danger' to Assange, say his lawyers, but a legal device known as a Temporary Surrender, under which he can be sent on from Sweden to the United States secretly and quickly.
PRIME Minister Morgan Tsvangirai yesterday revealed that President Robert Mugabe had confided in him in the aftermath of the WikiLeaks cables that revealed that Zanu PF members were revealing party secrets to US embassy officials.
The US government is certainly looking at the technical aspects of the two extradition agreements between the UK and Sweden and then considering the political and legal atmosphere in both places.
Wikileaks reveals embassy said it was important to touch right political bases. The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) may not agree, but for the US embassy in New Delhi, the Air India - Boeing aircraft purchase agreement of 2005 was perfect, a scripted plan, jointly executed by its officials and those of the US aircraft manufacturer.
Shashank Shekhar Singh, the Cabinet Secretary of the Uttar Pradesh government, assured US Charge d Affaires Peter Burleigh at the time of the Lok Sabha elections in 2009 that Mayawati s opposition to the Indo-US nuclear deal was 'rhetoric', and that there will be no change in India s foreign policy if Mayawati became the prime minister.
The secret sources of the WikiLeaks files were accidentally exposed over the internet as a result of a dispute between confidantes of the website s founder Julian Assange and others formerly associated with the organization, according to a report in the German press Monday. WikiLeaks denied these reports in a message on its Twitter feed Monday night.
The Wikileaks cables on Turkey have shown that American diplomats understood far more about Turkey under the AKP (Justice and Development Party) than was previously thought. Their reports are in places remarkably perspicacious, yet again and again, they contain obvious analytic missteps. In particular, the authors tend to make important observations and then fail either to ask the obvious next question or draw from it the obvious conclusion.
The US put heavy pressure on the Norwegian government to go along with a missile defense program and apparently won support before the government made its compliance public. New disclosures from WikiLeaks documents, reported by Oslo newspaper Aftenposten, also reveal Israel s goal to keep Gaza on the verge of economic collapse.
The Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) has declined to comment on a Wikileaks cable from the US embassy in Manila stating that the separatist group looks up to Washington to help end the decades-long fighting in Mindanao.
Two once-confidential cables from the U.S. consulate in Okinawa reveal the closed-door political dealings that have run underneath the Futenma Air Station controversy in recent years. The cables, both of which were released by Wikileaks in May, show how diplomats from the United States and Japan have pursued a compromise that will preserve a base relocation plan but allow Okinawan politicians to keep their public promises.
Japan dragged its feet after Washington asked Tokyo to provide information on private airports and ports in 2008 following North Korea's missile launches and nuclear test in 2006, U.S. diplomatic cables showed.
New revelations from WikiLeaks show how the US micromanaged Haiti's economy and politics to align it to US interests. According to the cables, the Obama administration apparently sought to limit the minimum wage for Haitian textile workers.
Classified cables of US diplomats sent between February 2009 and January 2010, made available by Wikileaks and released in the Norwegian media Aftenposten earlier this month, show how shallow and wanting the understanding of the US diplomats in dealing with the decades-old and still continuing national question and genocide in the island of Sri Lanka.
Recent diplomatic documents released through Wikileaks suggest the U.S. is watching Canada's efforts to enforce its Arctic sovereignty. Some suggest the U.S. doubts Canada's resolve to actually build the military infrastructure it promises.
Pakistan's government called for the US to step up drone strikes, and asked for US special forces troops to be embedded at Pakistani military bases, leaked cables published by a Pakistani newspaper have revealed.
One cable drafted by U.S. diplomats in Ottawa portrays Mr. Harper as dismissing the need for a military response to Russia over the Arctic. It includes an account from a Canadian official of a January, 2010, meeting between Mr. Harper and NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in which the PM said NATO has no role in the Arctic.
The U.S. government carefully watched how Canada dealt with MV Ocean Lady - a boat full of Tamil asylum seekers - which arrived in B.C. in late 2009 and worried it was a sign of more to come, diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks reveal.
The early publication of part of the WikiLeaks US State Department cables regarding Israel reveals a startling degree of openness between senior Israeli officials and their American counterparts.
In an effort to deflect and counteract leftist regimes in Latin America during the Cold War, Washington attached great political importance to its propaganda efforts. From Cuba to Chile, the US sought to promote friendly media while cultivating the support of right-wing reporters.
For those seeking to better understand the events in Egypt, by far the best source of information is WikiLeaks. The huge release of cables from the US embassy in Cairo offer fascinating insights and background into the drama unfolding in Tahrir square.
The details surrounding the history of this dangerous trade agreement reinforce the impression that ACTA is an outdated trade agreement primarily designed to export the war on sharing knowledge and culture to developing countries.
Egypt's military, the biggest recipient of US military aid after Israel, is in decline, according to American diplomats, who blame the Arab nation's top brass for failing to modernize and adapt to deal with new threats.
U.S. President Barack Obama's push for democratic reforms in Egypt has faced resistance from its longtime leader, in part because President Hosni Mubarak believes Washington's past pressure for change has caused chaos in the Middle East, leaked U.S. diplomatic cables show.
US tactics pressing Nepal s last king to take right steps on multi-party democracy could turn the country into another Burma, Nepal s foreign minister felt at the height of civil war. A US diplomatic cable dated December 15, 2005 following a meeting between former foreign minister Ramesh Nath Pandey and US Ambassador to Nepal James Moriarty states this.
In July 2009, the US Embassy in Tunis takes a long look at a "troubled" Tunisia: President Ben Ali is aging, his regime is sclerotic and there is no clear successor. Many Tunisians are frustrated by the lack of political freedom and angered by First Family corruption, high unemployment and regional inequities. Extremism poses a continuing threat. Compounding the problems, the GOT brooks no advice or criticism, whether domestic or international. Instead, it seeks to impose ever greater control, often using the police.
For more than 20 years, one of the controversies over the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait and the subsequent US-led war against Baghdad is whether the US Ambassador in Iraq --- deliberately or inadvertently --- gave a "green light" to Saddam Hussein to attack the Kuwaitis.
The Afghan leader has been defying US pressure to sack an allegedly corrupt minister for over a year, according to some of the latest diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks, the whistleblower website. Secret diplomatic records showed Ismail Khan - privately termed "the worst" by US officials - kept his job at an agency that controls $2bn in international projects.
It is only one sentence from a lengthy conversation, but it says volumes about how the Obama Administration escalated US intervention in Afghanistan. And it says just as much about the man behind that escalation: not President Barack Obama but General David Petraeus.
In August 2007, a well-placed Iranian approaches the US Embassy in London with an offer. The Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC), with its "central and preeminent role in the Iranian government", will co-operate with the US in Iraq, but "a U.S. terrorist designation of the IRGC would prevent any such cooperation".
In December 2007, the US Embassy in France confronts opposition to genetically-modified crops in Europe. The intervention was prompted by a ban on GM corn produced by the agricultural company Monsanto. The cable, sent to Washington and US missions in Europe in the name of Ambassador Craig Stapleton is blunt: "In our view, Europe is moving backwards not forwards on this issue with France playing a leading role, along with Austria, Italy and even the Commission....Moving to retaliation will make clear that the current path has real costs to EU interests and could help strengthen European pro-biotech voices."
The London attacks of 7 July 2005 were a watershed for counter-terrorism. Although UK citizens had been involved in terrorist activity outside Britain and had been arrested for planning terrorist acts inside the country, the suicide bombings by four young British citizens, killing themselves and 52 others, put an exclamation mark on the threat. The murders triggered considerable soul-searching within the UK and hurried and ill-considered responses by the government of Tony Blair
New Zealand and the United States have secretly re-initiated full intelligence collaboration, 25 years after it was first suspended. The revelation was first reported by New Zealand's Sunday Star-Times weekly newspaper, which has obtained 1,490 diplomatic cables from the US embassy in Wellington, courtesy of WikiLeaks
Saudi Arabia is a key source of funds for armed groups, including al-Qaeda, the Afghan Taliban and Pakistan's Lashkar-e-Taiba, according to a leaked US state department assessment. In a series of diplomatic cables spanning several years, published by the WikiLeaks whistleblowing website on Sunday, the state department details how such groups continue to seek financing in Saudi Arabia, often posing as pilgrims visiting the Muslim holy sites.
To talk about current events is one thing. Would talking about it make you ineligible for a job at the State Department? No. But to go into detail, and propagate information that was illegally obtained I don't think that's a good move for anyone. Not Julian Assange, not Wikileaks, and not any U.S. citizen.
Amnesty International on Wednesday repeated its call for an inquiry into US involvement in killing dozens of civilians in missile strikes in south Yemen last December following the leaking of corroborating evidence. There must be an immediate investigation into dozens of deaths of local residents in the Abyan air strike, including into the extent of US involvement, said Amnesty s Deputy Director for the Middle East and North Africa Philip Luther
WikiLeaks revelations that American officials were planning to raise pressure on Iran with more sanctions and a missile defense shield even while President Obama was making high-profile public overtures to Iran are being seen in Tehran as validation of deep skepticism from the start about Obama s effort.
In May 2009, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sent out a cable to the Department's Iran experts around the world about "a report regarding an Iranian Government decision to remove anti-American slogans and art from Tehran's buildings":
The leaked reports sent by United States officials abroad to Washington reveal a treacherous playing field for the United States in the Middle East. While the some of the 219 diplomatic cables publicly released to date - of a reported 251,000 obtained by WikiLeaks, an independent international organization that facilitates leaks and makes documents public - cover a range of countries and issues, a major theme of particular interest to US media was the support by some Arab leaders for a US attack on Iran.
Before inner cabinet decided on settlement freeze in November, a senior German official urged U.S. to threaten Netanyahu that if he did not agree to a moratorium, Washington would withdraw its support for blocking a vote on the Goldstone Report at the United Nations Security Council.