The WikiLeaks website has announced it plans to publish nearly three million more secret US documents in its next mass release of confidential material, The Daily Telegraph learned.
It would be seven times larger than its release last month, when it posted some 400,000 secret documents about the war in Iraq on its site.
“Next release is 7x the size of the Iraq War Logs. Intense pressure over it for months. Keep us strong,” WikiLeaks said on its Twitter feed, adding a link to a donations website.
“The coming months will see a new world, where global history is redefined.” it added in a later message.
It would be WikiLeaks’ third mass release of classified documents after it published 77,000 secret US files on the Afghan conflict in July.
The US authorities fear that a substantial amount of the next leak could include cables prepared by ambassadors and diplomats in the Middle East that could prove more damaging than the earlier releases.
The State Department has previously expressed concerns that the material could reveal the “source and methods” used by the US to gather intelligence overseas.
Foreign leaders could be able to read what American diplomats have written about them in secret cables sent to Washington, such as appraisals of their leaders’ personalities, competence and honesty.