IRAN: A Few Degrees Cooler

Iran's frail, faint-prone Premier Mohammed Mossadeq last week left the Parliament building, where he had been holed up for 20 days in fear of assassins, and moved back to his home. The Iranian situation, for weeks as black as oil, was getting just a shade brighter.

A Matter of Terms. Both the Iranians and the British wanted to negotiate, but on different terms. The British wanted to send a government delegation, obviously intending to dicker over Iran's legal right to nationalize the oil fields. The Iranian government wanted to talk only to Anglo-Iranian company officials and only about how...

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