Washington is at the centre of a diplomatic crisis after the release of thousands of secret messages on the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks.
Advance notice of the cache of 250,000 so called cables were made available to a handful of newspapers.
Some of them include candid views of foreign leaders and blunt assessments of nuclear and terrorist threats.
Among the revelations are the opinions of Middle East leaders to Iran as well as reports that Israel is continually urging Washington to be strong against the country and its nuclear programme.
Other messages apparently disclosed that the US was happy to spy on the activities of the UN.
Having been told of the imminent leaks Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been urgently contacting foreign officials over the past few days to warn them of the disclosures.
Although some of the information can be considered harmless, security analysts agree the release of the documents is embarrassing to say the least especially the thoughts and criticisms levelled by US diplomats at its allies.