Assange derides upcoming film on Wikileaks as 'propaganda' for war against Iran
Controversial website Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has labelled an upcoming film about his website as 'propaganda' to start a war with Iran.
Assange said that the unreleased film, titled "The Fifth Estate", starring Benedict Cumberbatch, is an attack against Iran, which can be seen in the opening scene, set in a military complex in Tehran, showing that Iran was working on an atomic weapon, reports News.com.au.
However, he added that American intelligence agencies have confirmed that Iran does not have a nuclear weapons program, which he termed as lies.
Assange was addressing the Oxford Union's annual Sam Adams Awards, which recognises courageous whistleblowers, of which he is a previous winner.
Assange's statements raised protests from some members of the debating society, who were of the opinion that Assange should not have been allowed to make the speech.
The controversial Wikileaks founder is wanted in Sweden for questioning over allegations of sexual assault against two women.
He is avoiding extradition by remaining inside the Ecuadorean embassy after being granted asylum by the Latin American nation.