IRAN: Towards the Bitter End

W. Averell Harriman had done his earnest best to push back the pressures of history which seemed to be closing in on the British-Iranian oil wrangle. He had won a few weeks' respite, brought both sides together and given both a chance to try a second round of negotiations. But despite endless talk, the situation last week again took on its old air of senseless inevitability.

Early in the week, at appropriately named Sabeh Garanieh Palace ("Palace of the Man of Bad Luck"), Richard Stokes had brought out Britain's plan. Recognizing the new...

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