Didn't ask others to attack WikiLeaks: US

Posted By: Abdul Nisar
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New York, Aug 13: United States denied the reports that US asked other countries to open criminal investigations into WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange.

US State Department spokesman Phillip J Crowley told that US had conversations with a variety of countries about WikiLeaks but didn't approach any country to do against WikiLeaks.

"We had conversations with a variety of countries about WikiLeaks, but those discussions were limited to expressing concerns that we've had," said Crowley.

On Tuesday, Aug 10, TheDailyBeast.com reported that US was pressing Britain, Germany, Australia, and other allied Western governments to consider opening criminal investigations into Assange and to limit his ability to travel freely.

On July 25, WikiLeaks released about 100 megabytes of internal US military dispatches from Afghanistan, a move that has bolstered critics of the war and has coincided with plummeting public support for the Obama administration's policies.

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