WikiLeaks: ‘US had multiple conversations with India’

Washington, Nov 30 (PTI) The US had multiple conversations with Indian officials on the release of secret documents pertaining to India by the whistle-blower website WikiLeaks, according to the State Department.


President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the Oval Office during the Prime Minister's state visit to the White House, Nov. 24, 2009. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

“We have had multiple conversations with officials in India. And like India and other countries, we’ll continue those conversations in the coming days,” State Department spokesman P J Crowley said at his daily news conference.

Ahead of WikiLeaks’ release of a quarter million classified US documents, the State Department had reached out to India warning it about the impending leak.

“We have reached out to India to warn them about a possible release of documents,” Crowley had said. “We do not know precisely what WikiLeaks has or what it plans to do.

We have made our position clear. These documents should not be released,” he had said.


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