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Disclosure of confidential documents

Disclosure of confidential documents

Published on November 30, 2010
Statement by Michèle Alliot-Marie, Ministre d’Etat, Minister of Foreign and European Affairs, broadcast on “France 24”

Paris, November 29, 2010

This situation is worrying and I want to express our total solidarity with the American authorities. Hilary Clinton in fact telephoned me to warn me about the disclosure of these documents, which we are of course going to find out about.

I also find the disclosure of these documents very worrying because the necessary discretion, necessary confidentiality of diplomatic relations has been violated. It is really an irresponsible step on the part of those behind this disclosure. It is an attack on the sovereignty of the States, capable of weakening them and upsetting international relations. This irresponsible action is also likely to implicate people and put them in danger./.

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