Interpol has issued a warrant for the arrest of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange following the recent release of sensitive US diplomatic cables.
According to Reuters, Interpol has issued a 'red notice' against the former hacker, asking all member states to arrest Assange on sight.
It is said that Assange spends most of his time in Sweden, where he is wanted for the alleged rape of two women. Assange has denied the charges, dismissing them as defacement tactics.
Wikileaks has become the centre of another global controversy after it released confidential diplomatic cables exchanged between Washington and US embassies around the world. One of the most sensational allegations shown in the cables is that US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked US diplomats to spy on foreign dignitaries and the UN.
According to the AFP, State Department spokesman Philip Crowley has said that Clinton was not responsible for sending that particular cable and that her name automatically appeared on some of the cables sent out of Washington.