From Wikileaks: US gets blunt about MidEast leaders

It’s being described as the biggest release of classified information in history.

Whistleblower website WikiLeaks released 250,000 US diplomatic cables online and to a number of media outlets late Sunday detailing shocking political insights, including a fixation on nuclear Iran.

One of the key points gaining attention from the flood of information is that Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz repeatedly pressed the US to attack Iran in effort to halt its nuclear program, saying the US should “cut off the head of the snake,” according to an April 2010 memo.

Perhaps more scandalous are the host of cables that talk candidly about impressions of world leaders as written by ambassadors and ministers in cities across the globe.

Here’s a round-up of what the US really thinks about several leaders in the Middle East.


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