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Spain’s Syrian efforts received US backing

Wikileaks cables show that Spain’s Socialist government made substantial diplomatic attempts to calm tensions in the Middle East.

January 20th, 2012 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Flamenco, Aznar and good behaviour: Gaddafi’s Spanish visit

When the Libyan leader came to Spain in 2007, there were fears he would severely embarrass the Socialist government. But while Zapatero faced criticism for welcoming Gaddafi, the guest created more of a stir with his personal quirks than his public comments.

October 24th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Iranian odd couple claimed nuclear program insider knowledge

A document unveiled by Wikileaks shows that two mysterious individuals sought asylum through Barcelona’s US Consulate, claiming they were privy to information about Iranian terrorist activities.

October 17th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spanish air firm seeks sanction relief after Syria trade gaffe

Documents unveiled by Wikileaks reveal how Washington imposed sanctions on Spain’s Orion Air for leasing a jet to a company that had links to the Syrian president.

October 10th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Spanish air base layoff plan a PR nightmare for Washington

In 2009, Zapatero’s promising relationship with the Obama administration was threatened by US defence cutbacks, a Wikileaks cable reveals. The issue drew the US Embassy closer than it would have liked to Spain’s notoriously conflictive domestic politics.

October 4th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

Moldovan rage over Spain’s “ineffective approach” to separatism

The Zapatero government faced withering criticism as it attempted to resolve a diplomatic spat over Eastern European separatism, according to documents released by Wikileaks.

September 26th, 2011 | Posted in Uncategorized | Read More »

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