VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) — Assange said during the Vesti Nedeli (News of the Week) show on Russia’s Rossiya-1 TV channel:
“There is increasing autonomy amongst the US allies in the region, pushing very aggressively.”
The leak sought to prove that Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Turkey had a secret deal to topple Syria’s President Bashar Assad in 2012. Assange said that France, Britain and the United States had been involved as well.
"Saudi has been one of the dogs of the United States in the Middle East on a leash, and you think the man is walking a dog, but sometimes, if it is a big dog, the dog starts pulling a man," he noted.
WikiLeaks pledged to release over half a million of sensitive Saudi documents in total, including top secret reports by the Saudi Ministry of Interior and General Intelligence Agency.