IRAN: The Shah Speaks

Twenty-two-year-old Mohammed Shah Pahlavi, the Allies' straw man in Iran, proved last week that he is not too young to understand affairs. In his first statement for the U.S. press, he made clear that as ruler of Iran, which is the switchyard of Allied-Soviet traffic, he had sense enough to know on which side his throne was buttered.

Four months ago, Mohammed Shah's father, tough old Reza Shah Pahlavi, abdicated, leaving his handsome, brilliant son a turbulent domain of seething tribes and conflicts which had been spiked together for 16 years mainly...

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