IRAN: Next Target?

At what soft spot would the probing finger of Communist aggression aim its next jab? Western observers have long feared that one of the likeliest targets would be Russia's neighbor, Iran, a backward land perched precariously on the U.S.S.R.'s Middle-Eastern doorstep. Iran has been wallowing in an economic and political swamp for decades. A well-nigh endless series of footling governments has done little to help her out of it.

Last week Iran got another new Premier and cabinet. Premier Ali Razmara has a reputation for honesty and selfless service rare among Iranian politicos. As chief of staff for the last...

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