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U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, addresses his Gulf counterparts in the Conference Palace, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, May 14, 2014.  In remarks opening a conference, Hagel said Wednesday that Washington is hopeful of progress this week in the Iran deal-drafting talks in Vienna. Hagel said that regardless of the outcome of the Iran negotiations, the U.S. will remain "postured and prepared" to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, addresses his Gulf counterparts in the Conference Palace, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, May 14, 2014. In remarks opening a conference, Hagel said Wednesday that Washington is hopeful of progress this week in the Iran deal-drafting talks in Vienna. Hagel said that regardless of the outcome of the Iran negotiations, the U.S. will remain "postured and prepared" to ensure that Iran does not acquire a nuclear weapon. (AP Photo/Mandel Ngan, Pool)

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