The Government of Barack Obama yesterday accused founder of Wikileaks, Julian Assange, of making “wild claims” about an alleged persecution by the U.S. to divert attention from the sexual assaults allegations he is facing in Sweden.
The State Department said the Assange’s case has nothing to do with the U.S. or the publication of American Secrets in Wikileaks, and it is only a matter for the UK, Sweden and Ecuador.
State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, also criticized Ecuador for granting asylum to Assange, therefore preventing any possible trial from the U.S. against the founder of Wikileaks.
Nuland said that Quito’s attempt to make the Organization of American States (OAS) review Assange’s case is merely a “sideshow”.
The OAS foreign ministers’ appointment is scheduled for next Friday, in Washington. (MZ)