IRAN: Masterly Inactivity

Winston Churchill summoned his cabinet for a three-hour emergency session last week. Topic: Iran. The word afterward was that the British were coming around to Washington's view that the fall of weepy Premier Mohammed Mossadegh would probably bring the Communist Tudeh party into power. They no longer saw any real alternative, now that the last pro-British Premier (Ahmed Qavam) had been shoved aside, the young Shah rendered helpless, and the Iranian army brought under Mossadegh's control. But they still shrank from going to Mossadegh's aid and on his terms: helping the man...

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