Foreign News: Shock Treatment

Braced by a policeman's arm, Iran's Premier Mohammed Mossadeq tottered from the conference room in Teheran's Saheb Gharanieh Palace. To waiting newsmen he gasped: "No result—it's all over." Behind him trailed the U.S.'s W. Averell Harriman, tired and glum, and Britain's chief negotiator, Richard Stokes, who said: "I have no alternative but to regard the talks as suspended and to go home."

'Tont Pis." Thus last week ended another chapter in the sorry story of a Western failure in Iran. As the earnest agent of a belated U.S. effort to avert disaster in the oil-rich Middle East, Harriman tried to end the...

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