IRAN: Progress in Pink Pajamas?

Everywhere Averell Harriman went last week, he was sure to be accompanied by hard-eyed Manoochehr Moayeri, one of the snappiest dressers on the Teheran police force, and shaven-polled Mohammed Baseri, who always cuddles a revolver under his coat. Whenever Special Envoy Harriman's black Cadillac swept out of Saheb Gharanieh Palace (his sumptuous home-away-from-home near Teheran), a motorcycle escort and three jeep-loads of cops headed by Moayeri and Baseri warily led the way. The Iranian government was mortally afraid that Tudeh (Communist) party terrorists or other extremists might try to do harm...

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