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Our selection of cables

Iraq's deputy prosecutor describes Saddam Hussein's Execution
"Saddam responded that he was not afraid, that he had been 'anticipating this moment' since he first came to power, knowing that as President he had many enemies".

Terrorism finance in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Qatar
"Donors in Saudi Arabia constitute the most significant source of funding to Sunni terrorist groups worldwide". "Some officials from the Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Directorate (ISI) continue to maintain ties with a wide array of extremist organizations, in particular the Taliban..."

Divergences on Swift agreement threaten Barack Obama's travel to US-EU summit in Madrid in May
"He said the White House understands the important symbolism of the Summit, but is very focused on the domestic agenda and overseas travel would have to lead to tangible outcomes".

US cable on discussions with EU Council president Van Rompuy
"EU Council Permanent President Herman Van Rompuy opined that no one in Europe believed in Afghanistan anymore. He said Europe was going along in deference to the United States; there must be results in 2010, or Afghanistan is over for Europe..."

European countries, Guantanamo and US "War on Terror"
"It is clear that many Europeans continue to believe that Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions can be applied to enemy combatants, and still afford the United States the flexibility it seeks".

WikiLeaks' cable
"Reporting officers should include as much [...] information as possible [...] relating to persons linked to office and organizational titles..."
Hillary Clinton
Hillary Clinton's reaction
"...our official foreign policy is not set through these messages, but here in Washington. Our policy is a matter of public record..."
WikiLeaks' cable
"Medvedev continues to play Robin to Putin’s Batman"
Putin and Medvedev
Dmitry Medvedev's reaction
"These leaks show the whole world the cynicism of the assessments and at times the judgments that prevail in the foreign policy of various states -- in this case, the United States"
WikiLeaks' cable
"Sex scandals, criminal investigations, family problems and financial concerns appear to be weighing heavily on Berlusconi’s personal and political health..."
Silvio Berlusconi
Silvio Berlusconi's reaction
"It’s news picked up by the press from certain civil servants. It’s embarrassing but unimportant. Gossip... just gossip"