IRAN: Parthian Shot

The King of Kings, Shadow of the Almighty, Vice Regent of God and Center of the Universe, is a tough, foxy old man, better known as Reza Shah Pahlavi. Ever since his Government signed a trade agreement with Adolf Hitler's in April last year Germans have poured into Iran. Last week Britain and Russia turned heat on the Shah to start them pouring out. By week's end a token trickle of some 60 out of an estimated 4,000 to 5,000 had dribbled over the Turkish border.

Britain and Russia hoped the trickle would soon...

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