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  • Defense Secretary Robert Gates speaks during a joint press conference at Malaysia's Ministry of Defense in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010. (AP Photo/Lai Seng Sin)

    LYONS: Gates goes soft on Iran

    Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates expressed his views on Iran to the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington on Nov. 16. His key message was that sanctions (economic pressure) are working. He went on to make the case that this economic pressure is causing splits in the Iranian leadership. He implicitly advocates continuing on this course to cause further splits, while at the same time acknowledging that he believes personally that the Iranian leadership is intent on acquiring nuclear weapons.

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