Foreign News: The U.N. Ducks the Issue

"Iam exceedingly happy," Iran's young Shah cabled 72-year-old Premier Mossa-deq in New York, "to felicitate and congratulate you on your success in the oil dispute . . . We also would be happy and delighted to hear of your state of health." Mossadeq's much-discussed health was improving (see MEDICINE) almost as fast as his reputation as a politician.

The U.N. Security Council, boldly informed by Mossadeq that Iran's dispute with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co. was none of the U.N.'s business, lamely ducked the issue. It passed the question of the U.N.'s authority back...

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