IRAN: Queer, Sinister Things

The Russian-occupied zone of northern Iran is about as segregated as a seraglio. Last week the London Daily Mail's Correspondent Alexander Clifford asked why and gave some reasons for asking the question. Wrote Clifford from Iran:

"This is not meant to be an attack on Russia. It is more of an open letter to the U.S.S.R. It is a plea for a frank explanation of what is going on here. Queer, sinister things have been happening here lately and the Persians are badly scared."

Some "queer" things:

ΒΆ Russian censorship. During the oil crisis (TIME, Dec. 18), the Russians held...

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