Gates, on China trip, to talk DPRK, Iran

Updated: 2011-01-07 06:49


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WASHINGTON - US Defense Secretary Robert Gates, who will visit China starting Sunday, said on Thursday he hoped to use the trip to seek a deeper dialogue with Beijing on areas of mutual interest, including the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) and Iran.

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"I think expanding that dialogue is really important," said Gates, ahead of the January 9-12 visit.


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