Deplomacy with iran 'appears to be working,' Gates says- ELM
Although previous attempts to stop Irans nuclear program ran into trouble, but now attempts to negotiate with iran might actually be working. The talks were hampered by Irans taking of british hostages, but now seem to be back on track. The talks were also hampred by the fact that iran my be selling weapons to Iraqi insergents. Gates says the soultion may just be to open up trade and try to settle problems in the middle east.