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Travels with Gates
  Iraq
Gates Urges Iraqis to Expedite Reconciliation
BAGHDAD, April 20, 2007 The United States is committed to the success of the fledgling Iraqi government, but not to the indefinite use of American troops to secure Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story
Iraqis Need to Speed Up Reconciliation Process
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 19, 2007The path to reconciliation among Iraqi factions is arduous, but Iraqi leaders from all parties need to step up the pace, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said today in Tel Aviv, Israel. Story
Marines in Anbar Express Optimism to Gates
CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq, April 19, 2007 – Marine leaders here told Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates that they are “cautiously optimistic” about the situation in Anbar province during a briefing today. Story
  Israel
Gates: U.S. Committed to Relationship With Israel
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 19, 2007 – The United States is committed to continue helping Israel “maintain its qualitative military edge” over other countries in the region that threaten its security, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story
Gates Visits Israel During ‘Days of Remembrance’
TEL AVIV, Israel, April 18, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is visiting this Mediterranean seaside city during a symbolic period, Gates’ Israeli counterpart said here today. Story
  Egypt
Egypt Vital to Peace in Middle East, Gates Says
CAIRO, Egypt, April 18, 2007 – Security challenges in the Middle East are significant, but can be overcome by Egypt and the United States working closely together in the region, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story
Iraq Resolution Important to Region, World
CAIRO, Egypt, April 18, 2007 – The situation in Iraq dominates the political landscape of the United States and of Middle Eastern countries, where citizens have “watched developments in that country with growing concern,” U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told a group of American businessmen here today. Story
Defense Secretary to Meet with Egyptian Leaders
CAIRO, Egypt, April 18, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates arrived here this morning for a series of meetings with Egyptian leaders, including President Hosni Mubarak. The secretary was supposed to travel from Amman, Jordan, to Cairo yesterday, but the trip was delayed when severe sandstorms and high winds forced the closure of Cairo International Airport. Story
  Jordan
Defense Secretary Describes ‘Excellent Visit’
AMMAN, Jordan, April 17, 2007 – Jordan’s King Abdallah today pledged his country’s continued support to Iraq’s fledgling democracy, U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. In what he called a “really excellent visit,” Gates today had wide-ranging discussions with King Abdallah and with Gen. Khaled Jamil al-Sarayrah, the country’s defense chairman. Story
Resignation of Iraqi Cabinet Can Be Positive Step
AMMAN, Jordan, April 17, 2007 – The resignation of six Iraqi Cabinet ministers loyal to radical Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr can become a positive development if the country’s prime minister appoints new ministers that are more representative of the Iraqi population, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said here today. Story
Gates Expresses Condolences to Virginia Tech
AMMAN, Jordan, April 17, 2007 – Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today expressed condolences to the victims and families of yesterday’s mass shooting that killed 33 people at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, in Blacksburg, Va. Story
Gates Visits Jordan to Discuss Regional Concerns
AMMAN, Jordan, April 16, 2007 – Iran and Iraq are set to be lead topics in discussions Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is slated to have with Jordanian leaders during a visit here. Story
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GATES IN IRAQ - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates speaks with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, right, through a translator, center, in Baghdad, April 20, 2007. Gates told reporters later that he is urging the Iraqi officials to speed up national reconciliation among the country’s various factions in order to progress toward justice and reconciliation in Iraq. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby Hi-Res Photo | More Photos
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GATES IN IRAQ - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff U.S. Marine Gen. Peter Pace meet with Marines at Camp Fallujah, Iraq, April 19, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
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GATES IN ISRAEL - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Israeli Minister of Defense Amir Peretz review the troops during an honor cordon ceremony in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 18, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby
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GATES IN EGYPT - U.S. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Egyptian Field Marshal Commander in Chief Mohammad Hussein Tantawi inspect the troops during a honor cordon ceremony in Cairo, Egypt, April 18, 2007. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby Hi-Res Photo | More Photos 1 | More Photos 2
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GATES IN JORDAN - Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates conducts a press conference in Amman, Jordan, April 17, 2007. Gates visited Jordan to meet with King Abdullah bin-al Hussein to discuss how to further strengthen ties in the coming years. Defense Dept. photo by Cherie A. Thurlby 
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