IRAN: The New Shah

"I feel as though I were beginning my second reign," announced Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlevi five weeks ago when he flew back to Teheran and to the throne of Iran. "I am older and more experienced, and [now] I know what I must do."

Two weeks ago, when the young (33) Shah went out to Mehrabad airport to greet his Queen, returning from Rome, his step was firm, his shoulders back. He had given up sleeping pills, taken up tennis again and was working hard. He was spending long hours in his Saadabad Palace office, conferring daily with his new Premier,...

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