WIKILEAKS founder Julian Assange says a film about his whistle-blowing website is propaganda designed to fan the flames of a war against Iran.
The Fifth Estate, starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is due to be released in November.
Assange last night said WikiLeaks had managed to get hold of a copy of the script of the DreamWorks movie.
And he doesn’t like what he’s read.
“It is a mass propaganda attack against WikiLeaks the organisation,” the 41-year-old Australian told students in Oxford via a video-link from the Ecuadorean embassy in London.
“But it is not just an attack against us – it is an attack against Iran.
“It fans the flames to start a war with Iran.”
Assange said the opening scene was set in a military complex in Tehran and showed Iran was working on an atomic weapon.
“How does this have anything to do with us?” he said.
A subsequent scene in Cairo showed an Iranian nuclear scientist talking with a United States CIA agent.
The scientist says Iran is testing the explosive in the next six months.