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Julian Assange says victorious Obama ‘wolf in sheep’s clothing’ [View all]

Source: AFP

LONDON: WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Wednesday described re-elected President Barack Obama was a "wolf in sheep's clothing" and said he expected the US government to keep attacking the anti-secrecy website.

Speaking to AFP by telephone from Ecuador's London embassy, where he sought asylum in June in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden over sex crime allegations, Assange said Obama's victory was no cause for celebration.

"Obama seems to be a nice man, and that is precisely the problem," the 41-year-old Australian told AFP, after the president defeated Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday night to sweep back into the White House. "It's better to have a sheep in wolf's clothing than a wolf in sheep's clothing."

Assange complained of the "persecution" of WikiLeaks by Obama's government. He added: "All of the activities against WikiLeaks by the United States have occurred under an Obama administration.

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