THE NATIONS: Dangerous Road?

In Washington last week a slender, dark girl saw with her own eyes that Persia had powerful friends in the U.S. Several hundred people thronged the elegant, red brick Persian Embassy to shake hands with Her Imperial Highness Ashraf Pahlevi, twin sister of Persia's ruling Shah. President Truman received her in the White House, and Bess Truman was there too. This week the State Department scheduled a big, brilliant reception.

The princess and her sister Fatmeh were in the U.S. merely to study the Red Cross and other welfare bodies, but Washington had political motives for being nice. Soviet Russia,...

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