IRAN: Tremor from the Top

The Shah of Iran, jolted by the murder of his neighbor, the King of Iraq, has been looking anxiously at his country's need for reform. Iran's rich, rigid and feudal-minded landowners in turn have been looking nervously at the Shah's designs on them. When the Shah's Prime Minister Manouchehr Eghbal strolled in the Majlis grounds last week, Deputies waiting for the Assembly session to begin asked him jokingly what ill wind brought him to the Chamber. "You'll see shortly," responded Eghbal.

Fifteen minutes later, the Deputies listened in stunned silence as the Premier introduced a bill forbidding ministers, government officials, Deputies,...

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