PERSIA: Soheily's Addition

While the big, drab supply trucks lurch slowly over the scrubby, khaki-grey plateau of southern Persia, bearing Lend-Lease supplies to Russia, Persia remains on the United Nations payroll. If the Allies seize all of the Mediterranean, the cumbersome overland route to Russia may be abandoned; Persia will be out in the cold. Shrewd Persian Premier Ali Soheily added these facts last week,came up with a neat sum—Persia declared war on Germany to become eligible: 1) for Lend-Lease; 2) for a seat at the peace table.

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