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Clinton reassures leaders amid WikiLeaks disclosure

By the CNN Wire Staff
  • Clinton seeks to reassure several leaders
  • She speaks at a regional security summit in Kazakhstan

(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.