Dubai, Jan 10 (Agencies): Ahead of her meetings with several Persian Gulf leaders, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that it would take years for the US to undo the damage caused by the WikiLeaks revelations.

"I think I will be answering concerns about WikiLeaks for the rest of my life, not just the rest of my tenure as secretary of State," Clinton told reporters as she embarked on a five-day visit of Arab countries, many of which were stung by revelations by the whistle-blower website about private talks between American diplomats and regional leaders.

According to the leaked American cables, Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah repeatedly urged the US to "cut off the head of the snake" by launching military strikes to destroy Iran's nuclear programme.

Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa, the Bahraini king was also quoted as saying that Iran's nuclear programme should be stopped by any means, and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahayan, the crown prince of the emirate of Abu Dhabi saw "the logic of war dominating" when it comes to dealing with the Iranian threat.