U.S. Defense Secretary Discusses Iranian Nuclear Threat and Mid-East Talks

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates discussed the United States’ drive to revive the staled Middle East peace talks between the Israelis and Palestinians, the Iranian and Hezbollah’s threat, the U.S. diplomatic overtures toward Iran and Syria and the situation in Iraq. The following are excerpts from Sec. Gates’ interview.

The direction in which the Middle East is heading

I think in terms of the peace process and two-state solution, we are headed in the right direction and a positive direction. Senator Mitchell was in Israel this morning(