Nation: The U.S. Doesn't Give a Damn

Iran's Foreign Minister offers a spirited defense

The day before he was appointed Iran's new Foreign Minister last week, Sadegh Ghotbzadeh (pronounced Goht-zah-deh) was being interviewed by TIME Middle East Bureau Chief Bruce van Voorst when he received a telephone call that normally would have gone to the Foreign Ministry. It was the Iranian charge d'affaires in Washington asking if he should attend the prospective U.N. Security Council meeting. "You will not attend, [Acting Foreign Minister] Banisadr will not attend, Iran will not be represented unless they postpone the session," Ghotbzadeh said brusquely,...

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