IRAN: Relations Resumed

Last week, 14 months after impetuous Mohammed Mossadegh broke diplomatic relations with the British, his successor, General Fazlollah Zahedi. resumed them. Added London: the two nations "will proceed at the earliest mutually agreed moment to negotiate a settlement of the oil dispute."

The new Zahedi government, which had already waited 3½ months to deal with Britain, hoping that Iran's red-hot nationalism would cool off, could wait no longer. Current U.S. aid will last only until March; after that, warned Washington, there will be no more unless Iran starts helping itself. To survive, Iran needs—quickly—to restore to operation its rich oil wells...

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