IRAN: Invitation to Chaos

One morning last week, Ahmad Matin Daftary, Premier Mohammed Mossadeq's son-in-law and chief strategist of the Majlis temporary Oil Nationalization Board, loped along the corridors of Anglo-Iranian's low, yellow brick headquarters in Khorramshahr, twelve miles from Abadan. An associate, Nassir Gholi Ardalan, hurried behind. Beaming, Daftary said: "We're moving into our new offices, upstairs." They marched into the rooms of General Manager Eric Drake, who had gone to Basra, Iraq, 40 miles away, because he feared arrest on trumped-up "sabotage" charges. In Drake's office, they confronted Assistant General Manager Alec Mason...

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