IRAN: Elkton Outrage (Cont'd)

Iran's vigilant eye last week remained cocked with suspicious disapproval upon the natives of remote Elkton, Md., in which hamlet the Envoy Extraordinary and the Minister Plenipotentiary of Iran, the Great Ghaffar Khan Djalal, was grossly insulted and subjected to being manacled like a criminal (TIME, Dec. 9). The natives who thus violated international comity contended that the Great Khan's car had been speeding. When he produced his diplomatic credentials, saying "I am the Minister of Iran," they, in abysmal ignorance, exclaimed: "Aw, this guy is nothing but a preacher." The Great...

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