Robert Gates on Foreign Policy
Secretary of Defense-Designee
RECOMMENDATION 10: The issue of Iranís nuclear programs should continue to be dealt with by the UN Security Council.
RECOMMENDATION 12: Encourage and persuade Syria of the merit of such contributions as the following:
RECOMMENDATION 14: This effort should include unconditional meetings between Israel & Lebanon & Syria on the one hand, and Israel & Palestinians (who acknowledge Israelís right to exist) on the other.
RECOMMENDATION 15: Negotiated peace should include Lebanon regaining sovereign control over its territory; Syriaís full cooperation with all investigations into political assassinations in Lebanon; a verifiable cessation of Syrian aid to Hezbollah, Hamas and other radical Palestinian groups; and a Syrian commitment to help obtain from Hamas an acknowledgment of Israelís right to exist.
RECOMMENDATION 16: In exchange for these actions and in the context of a full and secure peace agreement, the Israelis should return the Golan Heights, with an international force on the border, if requested.
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