Senior officials in several Arab states maintain close links with the CIA, and many officials keep visiting American embassies in their respective countries voluntarily to establish links with this key US intelligence agency, stated Julian Assange, founder of the whistle-blowing website, WikiLeaks.
"These officials are spies for the US in their countries," Assange told Al Jazeera in an interview late Wednesday. Assange, however, did not disclose the names of these officials.
According to the WikiLeaks founder, he feared he could be killed. He noted that there were 2,000 websites that were ready to publish the remaining files that are in possession of WikiLeaks after "he has been done away with". "If I am killed or detained for a long time, there are 2,000 websites ready to publish the remaining files. We have protected these websites through very safe passwords," said Assange.
Currently, his website is exposing files in a 'responsible' manner, he claimed. "But if I am forced we could go to the extreme and expose each and every file that we have access to," stressed the WikiLeaks founder. Some Arab countries even have torture houses where Washington regularly sends 'suspects' for 'interrogation and torture', he said.