Leaked U.S. cables reveal sensitive diplomacy
This photo shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Stockholm, Sweden. AP Photo/Scanpix/Bertil Ericson, File
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of thousands of State Department documents leaked Sunday revealed a hidden world of backstage international diplomacy, divulging candid comments from world leaders and detailing occasional U.S. pressure tactics aimed at hot spots in Afghanistan, Iran and North Korea.
The classified diplomatic cables released by online whistle-blower WikiLeaks and reported on by news organizations in the United States and Europe provided often unflattering assessments of for...