US Warns Some Named in WikiLeaks Cables

Friday, 07 Jan 2011 11:12 AM

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
    A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
The State Department has told hundreds of people named in the WikiLeaks diplomatic cables they could be in jeopardy, and has moved a handful of them to safety, The New York Times reports. Human rights activists, business people and foreign officials are among those potentially open to reprisals by their governments after being identified in the leaked cables as having had discreet contacts with U.S. officials.

us, warns, foreigners, wikileaks"We feel responsible for doing everything possible to protect these people," said Michael H. Posner, the assistant secretary of state supervising the effort. "We're taking it extremely seriously."

Administration officials said they are not aware of attacks or jailings resulting directly from the Wikileaks episode, but there is evidence that human rights activists abroad have become warier of talking to U.S. diplomats, the Times reports. Another worry is that almost 99 percent of the quarter-million cables obtained by Wikileaks have not yet become public, although the State Department knows which were leaked and has pre-emptively distributed many of them to embassies so diplomats can prepare for any fallout.



© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

  Comment  |
   Contact  |
  Print   |
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Sony Hackers Taunt FBI, 'Congratulate' Its Success

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 20:06 PM

A new message claiming to be from the group responsible for the Sony Pictures hack appears to mock the FBI, which named  . . .

US Turns to China to Help Stop NKorean Hackers

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:42 PM

The Obama administration is seeking China's help in stopping North Korea from launching future cyber-attacks, the New Yo . . .

RNC to Theaters: 'We Cannot Be Bullied,' Show 'Interview'

Saturday, 20 Dec 2014 19:20 PM

The Republican National Committee is urging theater owners to play the The Interview following Sony's decision to pull . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved