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U.S. ambassador says leaks could hurt relations with Canada

Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables said to include millions of documents

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David Jacobson, the U.S. ambassador to Canada, has phoned minister of foreign affairs Lawrence Cannon to warn him about an upcoming release of sensitive diplomatic documents by the website WikiLeaks. The secret-spreading organization says its next leak, expected to be released within a few days, will be seven times larger then the 400,000 government reports—dubbed the Iraq War Logs—it unveiled in October. No details on the content of the documents have been released, but spokespeople for the U.S. government say they’re expected to erode trust between the country and its economic partners. “These revelations are harmful to the United States and our interests,” State Department spokesman P.J. Crowley said. “They are going to create tension in relationships between our diplomats and our friends around the world.”

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