Quotation by Jimmy Carter

All of us recognize the great benefits to our own nation and to the world of a strong and progressive Iran. Your support of the Camp David accords and your encouragement of the leaders who are or may be involved in consummating the peace effort would be very valuable.
Jimmy Carter (James Earl Carter, Jr.) (b. 1924), U.S. president. Letter, President Jimmy Carter to the Shah of Iran, September 28, 1978. Presidential Handwriting, Staff Secretary File, Box 234, Jimmy Carter Library, Atanta, Georgia.

Written a year before the taking of American hostages in Iran after its revolution, he is trying to get the Shah's help to make the Camp David Accords succeed.
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