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Friday, October 29, 2010

"Russia calls on US to probe WikiLeaks documents," Daily Star (Lebanon)/AFP, October 29, 2010.

[You won't find this article in the North American free press, but the Daily Star (Lebanon) is a pretty good rag. --jlt]

MOSCOW: Russia called on the US Thursday to carry out a detailed investigation into allegations contained in leaked Iraq war documents published by WikiLeaks.

“The US authorities bear the responsibility to conduct a thorough, independent and transparent investigation of all the reports that have appeared in the media,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

  “We are convinced that such a position will demonstrate the US adherence to the high standards in the human rights sphere that it constantly calls on other countries to observe."

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