Foreign News: Mossadegh Loses Friends

One by one, Mohammed Mossadegh was shedding or losing his powerful supporters. The first to go was evil old Mullah Kashani, powerful Speaker of the Majlis (Parliament) and boss of a gang of terrorists, who once pledged Mossadegh "my entire efforts." Fed up with Kashani's flirtation with the Communists, Mossadegh broke with him. Next, Mozafar Baghai, leader of the pro-Mossadegh Toilers' Party, got too ambitious, and joined Kashani in the discard.

Then Mossadegh had only one powerful friend left. That was Hussein Makki, the No. 2 man in the regime, Mossadegh's personal representative...

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