Mark Baker
June 2, 2012

The United States has denied it is secretly preparing legal action against Julian Assange as supporters of the WikiLeaks founder explore fresh legal moves to stop his extradition to Sweden to face questioning over rape allegations.

The US ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, yesterday rejected as “an invention” claims that Washington was preparing a warrant for the arrest of Mr Assange over WikiLeaks’ role in publishing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables last year.

“There is no such thing as a secret warrant. Period. They don’t exist,” Mr Bleich said.

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