Wikileaks documents offers a different picture of the work of American embassies

Wikileaks documents provides an insight into other embassies americaneDocumentele diplomatic activity revealed by Wikileaks, many dating from the last three years, offers an unprecedented view on the work of American embassies around the world, views on foreign leaders or terrorist threat assessments, comments on New York Times.

According to the online edition of the American newspaper, the latest of documents dating from the end of February this year, revealing views of President Barack Obama administration in relation to crises and conflicts around the world.

The documents illustrate the diplomatic traffic between the Department and about 270 embassies and consulates around the world, says New York Times, which presents some examples of questions that they intend to develop in the coming days.

PAKISTAN. Since 2007, U.S. intelligence efforts to remove highly enriched uranium research reactor in Pakistan, fearing that it could be used for illegal purposes. In May 2009, Ambassador Anne W. Patterson has said that Pakistan refuses to schedule a visit by American experts, because “if local media would find out about removing the fuel, it would certainly believe that the United States take Pakistan’s nuclear weapons.”
Guantanamo. To persuade their partners to accept former prisoners from Guantanamo, the United States exerted diplomatic pressure on them. Slovenia and was asked to approve a prisoner if the president wants to get a meeting with Obama, while Kiribati authorities were given funding worth millions of dollars to take over the former detainees. As regards Belgium, U.S. diplomats said they accept a number of prisoners would be “a cheap way to Belgium to increase its importance in Europe.”

AFGHANISTAN. When visiting Afghan Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates in 2009, local authorities have discovered in his luggage 52 million dollars. According to a U.S. embassy in Kabul, the Afghan official was eventually allowed to keep the money without disclosing their origin or destination of money.

CHINA. A contact in China U.S. Embassy in Beijing announced in January that the Chinese Communist Party Politburo ordered intrusion into Google’s computer systems as part of a coordinated campaign by government agents, experts and hackers recruited from the private government.

The documents also refer to the close relationship between Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, but that in Russia it is sometimes undermined by heavy bureaucracy that ignores the decisions. Other topics covered are attempts to prevent Syrian arms supplies to Lebanese Hezbollah movement or attempts to prevent the arrest in Germany, the CIA agents involved in kidnapping a German citizen.

The documents reveal that, nearly ten years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, U.S. relations with the rest of the world are affected by concerns about terrorism. Remarkable diplomatic correspondence and details added, such as the U.S. missile attacks in Yemen, which supports the Yemeni president to assert that his forces would be launched.

Reports and telegrams about Libyan leader Muammar Kadhaffi displeasure when he was not allowed to install the tent in Manhattan or visit Ground Zero during a UN session, but also about his attachment to “his main nurse, a Ukraine” , described as “a voluptuous blonde.”

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