Portal WikiLeaks published another batch of sensational U.S. Government classified materials. In this portal has announced the publication of an even greater array of documents, a total of a quarter million units. This is — the message in the U.S. State Department of the U.S. embassies around the world. Of these, 1,014 documents — from the U.S. Embassy in Minsk.
U.S. officials have said that the disclosure of secret documents Wikileaks is a security risk to many people, diplomats, intelligence officers, military and civilian. In a statement, the U.S. administration emphasized that the publication of these materials endangers those who come to the United States for assistance in democratic reforms in their countries. "These documents may contain the names of people working under repressive regimes, and seek to create a more open and free society," — said in a statement.
If the previous vytsechka published Wikileaks, official correspondence concerned about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, now wider coverage — Internet lined correspondence with the State Department U.S. embassies Worldwide.
Belarus is mentioned in three papers published over the weekend by Wikileaks: in one, at a meeting in Paris, the U.S. Embassy noted that Russia chooses not to join the World Trade Organization and the Customs Union with Belarus and Russia, the second time Belarus is mentioned among the dozens of other countries as a partner in military cooperation with African countries (without decryption details), in the third report noted that Senator Joseph Lieberman returned from Moscow via Minsk.
Containing other cables from the U.S. Embassy in Minsk is not yet known, served only theme.
On the other States have already issued a packet of information Wikileaks has a much more meaningful detail.
From the documents, in particular, that the leaders of some Arab states, including Saudi King, urged the U.S. to attack Iran and force it to stop its nuclear program.
The documents also contain the opinion of Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, who in June last year warned Washington that such a strike makes sense to put the end of 2010, according to the minister, thereafter term curb Tehran's nuclear ambitions will be even more difficult.
In the Russian part of the published files are discussed business with Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin and Italian counterpart, Silvio Berlusconi, and the Kremlin ties to organized crime.
Became publicly known characteristics and nicknames that U.S. diplomats give foreign leaders. In official correspondence Putin called the "alpha male", Afghan President Hamid Karzai — "paranoid", Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is compared to Hitler, and of the Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi says that it is accompanied everywhere by Ukrainian nurse — blonde with a curvy shape. On German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that she avoids risk and is rarely creative shows.
But among the documents published there are things far more serious, for example, a conversation on U.S. Undersecretary of State William Burns, the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.
Aliyev said in an interview that the president of Russia Dmitry Medvedev has no control over his environment, that solutions that are aligned with it, then others are blocked. "Many high-ranking officials do not recognize Medvedev leader" — is a record of words Aliyev. According to him, there are signs of a confrontation between the teams of the two politicians, although this is no between Medvedev and Putin personally.
The founder and owner of the portal Wikileaks Julian Assange sent to the U.S. Embassy in the UK with a letter requesting information specifically who may be in danger after the publication of the documents. Earlier, he suggested the U.S. government negotiate for some editing of materials, which are published on Wikileaks. State Department lawyer Harold Koh called for Assange in response to refrain from publishing a new series of secret documents.
However, he stressed that the U.S. government "will not participate in the negotiations for the further publication of illegally obtained classified documents of the American government."
The phenomenon of Wikileaks raises serious questions — to what extent should be open by policy and diplomacy, and to what extent they can be kept open in the age of information transparency and vulnerability information systems.