WORLD NOTES FRANCE COURTING FAVOR WITH KHOMEINI

France for centuries has taken pride in being a haven for political refugees of nearly every stripe. But French officials have now pressured Massoud Rajavi, the leader of Iran's mujahedin opposition, to leave the Paris suburb where he has been living since 1981. Rajavi left by flying to Iraq, which has been at war with Iran for six years. The diplomatic boot was part of the French government's attempt to improve relations with Iran in hopes of winning freedom for nine French hostages in Lebanon. The French expect that Iran's Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, who spent four months of political exile in...

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