International: Safety in Persia

The United Nations' first—and only clear-cut—contribution to checking Russian aggression resulted in the withdrawal of the Red army from Persia in the spring of 1946. After the Azerbaijan crisis, the Russians turned off the heat; last week, they turned it on again,

Moscow propaganda trumpeted the customary accusations: the U.S. was transforming Persia into a military base against the Soviet Union; as a pretext for the outlawing of Persia's Communist Party, the U.S. had engineered last month's attempt on the life of Shah Riza Pahlevi,* who was glumly recovering from his injuries (see cut)....

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