The U.S. government's claims lack credibility, said Assange.
"Not only has it not bothered to contact Wikileaks pre-publication in this matter, it has been aware of the material obtained by Edward Snowden for almost a year. Almost every office in Washington DC has specifically been aware of the material relating to the censored victim country since at least March 18, 2014, when the Washington Post issued a front page story on the subject," he said.
The U.S has had plenty of time to protect its assets, he said, adding that Wikileaks believes any ongoing perceived risks to be fanciful or willfully embraced by the U.S. government. "We also reject the implication that it is the role of the international press to protect U.S. assets from arrest for the mass infringement of the rights of another nation's people."
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