Dan De Luce
November 8, 2010
MELBOURNE: US Defence Secretary Robert Gates on Monday rejected comments by Israel’s prime minister calling for a “credible” military threat against Iran to ensure it does not obtain nuclear weapons.
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“We know that they are concerned about the impact of the sanctions.
The sanctions are biting more deeply than they anticipated and we are working very hard at this,” Gates told reporters on a visit to Australia for security talks.
“So I would disagree that only a credible military threat can get Iran to take the actions it needs to to end its nuclear weapons program.