IRAN: Off the Air

When the Shah of Iran visited the U.S. last year, he got a royal welcome that laid the groundwork for a $25 million Export-Import Bank loan. Day by day, through an Iran relay station, the Voice of America beamed an account of the Shah's glad-hand tour. When the Shah returned to his country he decided to continue the Voice relays. For 15 minutes daily since then, the Voice has been heard from the Teheran medium-wave station. Last week the Shah's government silenced the VOA relay broadcasts. The order came a few days after Iran's government had signed a trade...

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