Clinton: U.S. ‘Deeply Regrets’ WikiLeaks Documents Embarrassment

BY News Desk  November 29, 2010 at 3:27 PM EST

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Monday that the United States “deeply regrets” any disclosure of classified information due to whistle-blower website WikiLeaks’ releasing more than 250,000 U.S. State Department cables to media organizations.

“There is nothing brave about sabotaging peaceful relations between nations,” Clinton told reporters, saying that the document leaks ‘tear at the fabric’ of responsible government.

Clinton called the document leak an attack on the U.S. and the international community, and said that the U.S. is taking aggressive steps to hold the leakers responsible. The remarks come as Clinton prepares to leave Washington on a four-nation tour of Central Asia and the Persian Gulf.

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