IRAN: Steady Infiltration

All week, excitement mounted in Teheran. Police and troops patrolled and watched the teeming streets and alleys; in the bazaar, the secret agents were everywhere. Beneath the great plane and pine trees in the Majlis gardens, long-robed deputies bargained and pledged their support. At issue: Who should sit in the speaker's chair of the Majlis? Should it be evil old Mullah Kashani, the incumbent, who would deal with anybody, including the Communists, to get power? Or should it be Premier Mossadegh's choice, a popular lawyer named Abdullah Moazzami?

The stakes were large. Said the pro-Kashani newspaper Oghab-i-Shargh: "The blood of Mossadegh,...

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