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    WikiLeaks released on Monday more than 500,000 US diplomatic cables starting from 1979, a year called resonant for the world politics by the whistleblowing organization's founder Julian Assange.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) —Assange promised reveals on the Iranian revolution, siege of Mecca, the coups in the South America, nuclear weapons in Europe, Strategic Arms Limitations Treaty II and a number of other historical events.

    "Today, 28th November 2016, marking the six year anniversary of "Cablegate", WikiLeaks expands its Public Library of US Diplomacy (PLUSD) with over half a million (531,525) diplomatic cables from 1979,' Assange said in a press release.

    The release was timed to the anniversary of the so-called Cablegate, the mass release of US diplomatic cables launched by Wikileaks on November 10, 2010.

    While a number of newspapers, including The Guardian, initially published the redacted versions of the cables, they later condemned the WIkiLeaks' decision to publish the unredacted cables.


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