Published On: Tue, Apr 9th, 2013

WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, drops 1.7 million more US documents outing Henry Kissinger files

The founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, has published 1.7 million US diplomatic and intelligence records on his “whistleblowing” website.

The documents cover diplomatic or intelligence reports on every country in the world and most of the work was done by Assange while he has been staying at the Ecuadorian embassy, where he has sought political asylum.

Wikileaks document Margaret thatcherThe data comprises records from the beginning of 1973 to the end of 1976, covering a variety of diplomatic traffic – including cables, intelligence reports and congressional correspondence mostly involving Henry Kissinger.

Kissinger was US Secretary of State and National Security Adviser during the period covered by the collection, and many of the reports were written by him, or were sent to him.

However, unlike the controversial WikiLeaks release of 250,000 US intelligence reports in 2010, the cables released under the new documents have not been leaked.

Among the documents is a 1975 cable giving the first impressions of the then Tory leader Margaret Thatcher in which she is described as a “quintessential suburban matron” and “frightfully English to boot”.

The cable went on to say that she would have to “humanise” if she was ever to stand a chance of becoming prime minister and that she had no foreign policy knowledge.

WikiLeaks has called the collection the Public Library of US Diplomacy (PlusD), describing it as the world’s largest searchable collection of US confidential, or formerly confidential, diplomatic communications.

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