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who said There are no permanent friends or enemies, but permanent interests in international relations.?

9 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple). According to wikipedia, he actually said:

    "Therefore I say that it is a narrow policy to suppose that this country or that is to be marked out as the eternal ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We have no eternal allies, and we have no perpetual enemies. Our interests are eternal and perpetual, and those interests it is our duty to follow."

  • 4 years ago

    Lord Palmerston Quotes

  • 5 years ago

    America has no permanent friends or enemies, only interests”

    ― Henry Kissinger

  • 6 years ago

    Lord Palmerston (Henry John Temple)

    Dr M.L.Najimudeen

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  • 7 years ago

    John Foster Dulles former US Sec of State

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Well the Americans and the people of Iraq know the one time America backed Iraq against Iran during their war......and look what happened to Iraq. No wonder Irans goverment wants the bomb. If you can do what you did to an old friend...... Iran had better watch its back.

  • 5 years ago

    winston churchill

  • 6 years ago


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