WikiLeaks on Lithuania
VILNIUS - On Nov. 28, WikiLeaks, the non-profit media organization, began publishing stolen U.S. classified diplomatic cables. The WikiLeaks search engine indicates that Lithuaniaâ€™s name is mentioned in 882 documents. On the eve of the publishing, the Lithuanian Foreign Ministry stated that â€œit is not going to comment on the published informationâ€ â€“ this statement only fueled interest into WikiLeaksâ€™ information on Lithuania. However, it is worth bearing in mind that those leaked cables are interpretations and assessments made by U.S. diplomats.
â€œIn the fall of 2009, Lithuaniaâ€™s newly elected president backed out of her countryâ€™s previous agreement to resettle a prisoner amid an uproar over reports that the Central Intelligence Agency had run a secret jail in Lithuania. The chairman of the Lithuanian Parliamentâ€™s national security committee privately apologized and suggested using mutual allies to pressure her to reconsider,â€ the cables say, according to The New York Times.
On Nov. 30, Arvydas Anusauskas, chairman of the parliamentary committee on national security and defense, who is mentioned in that U.S. diplomatsâ€™ information, speaking at an improvised short briefing in the lobby of the parliament building, said he has no clue what the cables talk about. â€œYou find out to whom I was talking and then Iâ€™ll maybe recall what I said,â€ Anusauskas told journalists who were attacking him with microphones.
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