Following a tour of Gulf nations, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates said that the nations all understand that more sanctions against Iran are “inevitable.”
Gates added that the Saudis and other nations are “on board” for the sanctions, and predicted that they would work because of the broad international consensus against Iran. He insisted that past instances where sanctions didn’t work were the result of “cheaters.”
Not only that, Gates claimed that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates had promised to use “economic leverage” against the Chinese government in an effort to bring China on board for the crippling sanctions sought by the US.
China has repeatedly expressed opposition to the sanctions, warning they don’t provide any actual solution to the disagreements. They have sought further diplomatic efforts as an alternative.
5 thoughts on “Gates: Gulf Nations to Press China to Move Against Iran”
Is the Pentagon more powerful than the Sec. of State. Who would have guessed it?
Is the Pentagon more powerful than the President?
Do two and two make four?
Gates a pathetic nonhuman specimen.
Nobody's listening to Gates.
Sounds like a threat directed at China. Maybe a higher cost of doing business or some other secret stick to pound them over the head. None the less it's more of the same drum beating we've all come to expect from the gods of war.
Geez, Bobby boy must be scarin th bejesus outta Ben….. BobBY!!…. Careful what you say to Ho…..
We do NOT need any dumping!!
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