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Iceland Displeased Over U.S. Demand for Wikileak's Twitter Information

Iceland is reportedly "displeased" over the U.S. demand for Wikileaks' Twitter information per a recent Reuters report. On Saturday during a state radio address, Icelandic Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson declared the U.S. Attorney's demand "unacceptable" and is determined to protect Bridgette Jonsdottir, a former Wikileaks volunteer and member of the Icelandic Parliament.

The subpoena regarding Jonsdottir and other Wikileaks supporters, was issued on December 14, 2010 and obtained by the U.S. Department of Justice. U.S. officials have demanded details of Twitter account information to source a connection between Jonsdottir, Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, Pfc. Bradley Manning, Rop Gonggrijp, and Jacob Appelbaum, for IP addresses, session logs, billing records, bank account information, and any details "relevant to an ongoing criminal investigation."

Icelandic Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson told state radio on Saturday that the U.S. authorities' behavior was unacceptable and his government would do everything in its power to protect Jonsdottir. Icelandic lawmakers have discussed the incident with the U.S. ambassador in Reykjavik and intend to take "the opportunity to underscore how seriously the U.S. government takes the unauthorized disclosure of classified information and the harm it has caused."

The subpoena is a result of Wikileaks' release of the U.S.'s 250,000 secret diplomatic cables allegedly supplied by Pfc. Bradley Manning.

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