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US defense chief: 'No grand bargain' with Iran

US defense chief: 'No grand bargain' with Iran

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says there is "no grand bargain" with Iran as the U.S. tries to bolster relations with the Tehran government.
Asked by reporters what kind of progress the U.S. is hoping for with Iran, Gates said he didn't know what was possible.
Gates met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak Tuesday morning. Later, he is flying to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia's capital.
He said he's going to be relying on Saudi Arabia to help with the situation in Pakistan, where violence has been building as the militant Taliban advances toward the capital
Gates said the Saudis "clearly have a lot of influence in the entire region."


Updated : 2021-03-05 10:01 GMT+08:00