Quote by Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani
We do not trust the goodwill of the U.S. They have cut the ties.
This quote reflects a sentiment of mistrust towards the U.S. The speaker suggests that the U.S. has severed or weakened their connections or alliances, leading to a lack of confidence in their intentions or sincerity. It implies a belief that the U.S. can no longer be relied upon or trusted, which may stem from a perceived betrayal, strained relationships, or a history of broken promises. The quote highlights a sense of skepticism towards the goodwill or positive intentions of the U.S.
Sometimes, because of its immediacy, television produces a kind of electronic parable. Berlin, for instance, on the day the Wall was opened. Rostropovich was playing his cello by the Wall that no longer cast a shadow, and a million East Berliners were thronging to the West to shop with an allowance given them by West German banks! At that moment the whole world saw how materialism had lost its awesome historic power and become a shopping list.