By Donna Miles
American Forces Press Service
The meeting, the defense leaders’ sixth this year, “touched on everything from the recent wildfires in
to ongoing peace process efforts to the challenges posed by Israel ,” Morrell reported. Iran
Gates last hosted Barak at the Pentagon in April, in talks that also focused heavily on
. Appearing at a joint media availability after that meeting, Gates expressed satisfaction with the level of planning by the Defense Department and other elements of the Iran government to counter threats from U.S. . Barak also endorsed diplomatic efforts and sanctions to steer Iran from its nuclear ambitions. Iran
Following today’s visit with Gates, Barak also met with Vice President Joe Biden and National Security Council official Dennis Ross.