Pakistan rejects WikiLeaks cables as "condemnable act"

19:16, November 29, 2010      

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Pakistani Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar Monday accused WikiLeaks of spoiling Pakistan's relations with Saudi Arabia.

WikiLeaks on Sunday posted 220 cables, which included those about Pakistan's nuclear program and President Asif Zardari.

The cables quoted comments from Saudi King Abdullah about the leaders of Iraq and Pakistan.

The king called Zardari the greatest obstacle to that country's progress. "When the head is rotten," he said, "it affects the whole body."

"The so-called WikiLeaks tried to spoiled relations between Pakistan and Saudi Arabia," Presidential spokesman Farhatullah Babar said.

He said Zardari considers the Saudi monarch as his elder brother, adding Pakistan and Saudi Arabia are two brother Islamic countries. He said the WikiLeaks cables are aimed at creating misunderstanding between the two countries.

Meanwhile Pakistan's Foreign Ministry termed as irresponsible behavior, cables by the WikiLeaks.

The cables show that nearly a decade after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the dark shadow of terrorism still dominates the United States' relations with the world. They depict the Barak Obama administration is struggling to sort out which Pakistanis are trustworthy partners against al-Qaida.

Pakistani Foreign Office spokesman Abdul Basit said Pakistan is taking stock of the revelations concerning Pakistan.

The spokesman said the irresponsible issuance of sensitive documents regarding foreign and defence affairs is a "condemnable act." He said the U.S. had already informed Pakistan about these reports before they were issued.

Source: Xinhua


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