Former Iranian Diplomat Decries Foreign Sanctions
The Cornell Daily Sun
March 13, 2012
Quoted: Abbas Maleki, International Security Program senior associate
“The same day the United Nations and Iran sparred over the country’s human rights record, Dr. Abbas Maleki, former deputy foreign minister of Iran, spoke Monday afternoon in Goldwin Smith Hall about its foreign policy and possibilities for future economic development.
Maleki spoke of an embattled Iran caught between United States forces, United Nations sanctions and an uncertain economic climate.
‘Iranians feel the world situation of Iran is becoming weaker every day; therefore, they must do something,’ Maleki said. ‘That is the mentality of Iranians.’”
Maleki was also quoted in “Iran has no interest in a nuclear bomb, former Iranian diplomat says at Cornell” by the Ithaca Journal on March 12, 2012.