US asks to spy on UN: WikiLeaks release exposes

Washington, Nov 29: Despite of United States warning, the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks has released 2.5 lakh diplomatic classified cables on Sunday, Nov 28.

The diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks exposed dirty tricks and frank comments behind closed doors. WikiLeaks has released the first set of the secret documents in The Guardian, the New York Times and Germany"s Der Spiegel.

US asked officials to spy on United Nations leadership

According to the leaked diplomatic cables, US administration has asked its officials to spy on United Nations leadership and to get biometric information on UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.

The secret data also revealed that US was running a secret intelligence campaign targeted on UN leaders. It claimed that US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, asked for biometric information about Ban Ki-moon.

Saudi Arabia asks US to attack Iran

Another shocking information exposed in diplomatic cables was that the King of Saudi Arabia, King Abdullah, asked United States to attack Iran to put an end to its nuclear weapons programme.

King Abdullah warned the Americans that if Iran developed nuclear weapons 'everyone in the region would do the same, including Saudi Arabia'.

The leaders of Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt referred Iran as “evil" and a power that “is going to take us to war".

China behind Google's hacking

WikiLeaks releases also showed that United States believes that China's Politburo has direct links with the hack of Google's computer systems in Dec 2009.

The release cited that China's Politburo "directed the intrusion into Google's computer systems."

"The Google hacking was part of a coordinated campaign of computer sabotage carried out by government operatives, private security experts and Internet outlaws recruited by the Chinese government. They have broken into American government computers and those of Western allies, the Dalai Lama and American businesses since 2002, cables said

Pakistan refuses US visit to nuclear reactor

The release also reported that US fears about Pakistan's research in nuclear field. According to Ambassador Anne W Patterson's report in May 2009, Pakistan refused American technical expert's visit to a Pakistani research reactor highly enriched uranium saying that "if the local media got word of the fuel removal, they would portray it as the US taking Pakistan's nuclear weapons."

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