International: Stormy Weather

The threatening clouds of Soviet expansion were beginning to precipitate. Last fortnight, as negotiations between Iran and its rebel Soviet-sponsored Azerbaijan province broke down, Azerbaijan's Russian-installed Radio Tabriz declaimed: "We declare war against Iran. . . ." Later Tabriz dispatches explained that poor flying weather postponed the war. Last week Tabriz reported that Teheran troops were attacking Azerbaijan along 150 miles of the Kurdistan front;

All Russian troops are supposed to have left Azerbaijan, but plenty of Russian equipment stayed behind. Rumors persisted that many a Russian in the disputed province had donned an Azerbaijanian uniform.

Meanwhile Columnists Joseph & Stewart Alsop reported:...

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