By LOLITA C. BALDOR, Associated Press Writer
November 5, 2007
BEIJING – U.S. defense officials came away Monday with few answers to their many questions about China’s military build-up, but the two countries agreed to work together on efforts to steer Iran away from its nuclear ambitions.
U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, reviews an honor guard with Chinese Defense Minister Cao Gangchuan during a welcome ceremony in Beijing Monday Nov. 5, 2007.
, after a 90-minute meeting with , said the two “agreed that is it important to pursue efforts to persuade the Iranian government to change their behavior and their policies peacefully, through diplomatic means.”
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