World: Yazdi: Capitalism Kills

Iran's tough-talking Foreign Minister Ibrahim Yazdi, 47, is an American-trained microbiologist who lived and worked in the U.S. for 18 years before joining the Ayatullah Khomeini's entourage in Paris last October. In a candid interview last week, he discussed the prospect of an "Irangate" scandal, the fate of his country's F-14s and other topics with TIME Tehran Bureau Chief Bruce van Voorst. Excerpts:

On U.S. military hardware in Iran. We've already begun negotiations to sell back the F-14s. We have started talks with the intention of selling all of them—the whole system. We have...

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