ROBERT BURNS Associated Press
ASTANA, Kazakhstan (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the recent leak of sensitive U.S. diplomatic cables will have no adverse effect on international relations.
Clinton said Wednesday she has discussed the revelations published on the WikiLeaks website with her international colleagues at a security summit currently taking place in Astana, the capital of Kazakhstan.
The summit is the first major international meeting of leaders and top diplomats since the memos began appearing in numerous international publications earlier this week.
The U.S. Embassy memos published by WikiLeaks contain frank details on several leaders attending the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe meeting.
The Obama administration has harshly criticized the leaking of the cables, saying the details in them could put lives at risk.