Gates says Gulf states support sanctions against Iran

December 10, 2010 17:18

The Gulf states which neighbor Iran are worried about the Islamic Republic's "aggressive behavior" and support international sanctions against the country's regime, Reuters reported US Defense Secretary Robert Gates as saying on Friday following visits to Gulf states.

"You can see the general support in the region for applying the sanctions and for doing what we can to make the sanctions effective and try to influence the Iranian government to walk away from their nuclear weapons program," Gates said while returning to the US after stops in Oman and the United Arab Emirates."There clearly is concern, not just in this region but elsewhere, about Iran's overall aggressive behavior with respect to Hizbullah and Lebanon and other places around the world," he said. "And I think that's a broadly shared concern."

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