High spy: WikiLeaks accuses Swedish FM of spying for US
Published: 22 February, 2012, 20:44
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt delivers the government's annual statement on foreign policy during a parliamentary session in Stockholm on February 15, 2012 (AFP Photo / Scanpix Sweden / Bertil Ericson)
The world famous whistleblowing group WikiLeaks claims it has documents exposing Sweden’s foreign minister Carl Bildt as an American spy and is promising to publish them soon.
The documents prove that Bildt has been a US informer since 1973 and that he collaborated with the US government in ways that contradict Swedish law, the Swedish tabloid Expressen reports.
It also reports that publication of the materials will inevitably lead to the resignation of the foreign minister and the end of his political career. The Swedish Foreign Ministry said that it first needs to see the documents before issuing any comments on the case.
Bildt does not seem to be worried by the WikiLeaks announcement. On his blog page the minister wrote that as soon as the documents are published “this part of their [WikiLeaks] planned 'smear campaign' will quickly fall apart.”
Some say that WikiLeaks threats to Swedish officials are directly connected to the case of the website’s founder, Julian Assange, who is wanted in Sweden over rape and sexual assault allegations.
Assange is currently in Britain fighting extradition to Sweden. His supporters say that if he is sent to Sweden he will then be extradited to the US.
The upcoming premier of Julian Assange talk show on RT in March may provide a glimpse into WikiLeaks mechanics and more.