Media outlets around the world published information from 250,000 confidential documents from the US Foreign Service yesterday, leaked by Wikileaks. The documents will be posted in their entirety on the website in the coming days, including 290 from the US Embassy in Iceland.
The documents include information about the relations of the US Foreign Service with the governments of various countries and blunt descriptions of a number of international politicians, such as President of France Nicolas Sarkozy, Prime Minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and Prime Minister of Russia Vladimir Putin, Fréttabladid reports.
The documents may also include information about the relations between American and Icelandic authorities and descriptions of Icelandic politicians, although none of the documents media outlets were given access to last night included Icelandic affairs.
The Guardian states on its website that the most recent document leaked from the US Embassy in Iceland is from February 24 of this year while the oldest dates back to December 20, 2005.
Hackers attacked Wikileaks mid-day yesterday and the website was down until the evening.
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