This speech is something I asked for. I asked for it because it’s been a concern of mine since the very first days that I went to the United Nations. Now, Iran was not my business, but I had a classmate from the Harvard Theological Seminary who had lived and worked in that region since I went to Georgia in 1954. He went to the Middle East. He was fluent in all the languages.
So when I went to the United Nations, I said “look, can’t you send me some of your papers, some of your notes, some of your lectures.” He happened to be on sabbatical at Harvard. He said, ”You know I don’t have any but why don’t I start trying to write up something.”
He ended up writing 300 pages. But the first 20 pages were about Iran. I had been to Iran with a fellow who I consider my mentor George Shultz who was Secretary of Treasury then and we were on the way to KenyaRead More