WikiLeaks aims to release documents exposing Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt as a US spy, as part of a campaign to stop Sweden from extraditing founder Julian Assange to the United States, according to a Swedish daily.
Saying it had seen the WikiLeaks documents Expressen reported on Wednesday that WikiLeaks has threatened in an internal memo to publish a diplomatic cable ‘where Sweden Foreign Minister Carl Bildt is shown to have been an informant for the United States since the 1970s.’
They report: “According to WikiLeaks, Bildt’s original contact is political consultant Karl Rove, a former adviser to President George W. Bush, and someone who Bildt has openly referred to as “an old friend”.”
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Stockholm’s The Local, Swedish news in English, reports:
[...] “This is going to hurt Sweden more than the debate about the Mohammad cartoons,” a source with knowledge of the matter told Expressen.
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While WikiLeaks spokesperson Kristinn Hrafnsson refused to comment on the details of the report about Bildt, she told Expressen “it’s going to be released soon”. [...]
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