US' Hagel reassures Gulf allies after Iran deal (11)

Taipei Times 2013.12.07 18:11
AFP, MANAMA Diplomacy with Iran must be backed up by US military might, US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel said yesterday in a speech addressing Persian Gulf allies anxious over a nuclear deal with Tehran. Hagel promised the US would maintain a 35,000-strong force in the Persian Gulf region, as well as an armada of ships and warplanes, despite the recent deal with Tehran. Speaking at a security conference in Bahrain, he said the interim deal with
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