December 1st, 2010
08:12 AM ET
7 years ago

Clinton reassures leaders amid WikiLeaks disclosure

(CNN) - The recent disclosure of secret U.S. diplomatic cables will not affect American diplomacy, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told several leaders Wednesday.

She spoke after the website WikiLeaks started to publish the first of what it says are more than 250,000 U.S. diplomatic messages, including many that are marked secret.

"I have certainly raised the issue of the leaks in order to assure our colleagues that it will not in any way interfere with American diplomacy or our commitment to continuing important work that is ongoing," she said.

"I have not had any concerns expressed about whether any nation will not continue to work with and discuss matters of importance to us both going forward," she said.

Clinton made the remarks at a regional security summit in Astana, Kazakhstan, where she is in the midst of a four-day trip that also will include stops in the Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan and Bahrain.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I'd like to know why the Wikileaks group is only going after the US. Why isn't there some attempt to get documents from Russia, Iran and North Korea? These are places I'd like to see exposed. It seems that this guy has a beef with the US and wouldn't mind our citizens dying and terrorists helped.

    December 1, 2010 09:08 am at 9:08 am |
  2. jpmichigan

    Like my mother alway said, if you don't want your actions and words to come back and haunt you, be careful as to what you say and what you do. Use your brain before your mouth!

    December 1, 2010 09:23 am at 9:23 am |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    Ah, yes ... CNN ... trying to bring the Wiki conversation into play without actually covering the *leaks* as it tries to fuel both ends of the stick without getting burned. How typical for what was once THE premiere news channel.

    December 1, 2010 10:35 am at 10:35 am |
  4. Ernie

    With all the news about the "Leaks" and supposely Hillary gave the order for all embassies to collect information. Hillary should either resign or Obama should "Fire" her.

    December 1, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. Ernie

    Hillary has shown very leadership and very bad decision making in the light of all the "leaks" This is a woman who wants to be "President" I don't think she can be "Trusted"

    December 1, 2010 10:42 am at 10:42 am |