Foreign News: General Zahedi: After Mossadegh, A Tough Soldier

GENERAL Fazlollah Zahedi, who succeeds Mossadegh, is an ambitious nationalist and a tough soldier. He is no reformer, like Egypt's Naguib or Syria's Shishekly. Now 56, he has a hard, rocklike face, topped by straight, greying hair; he stands tall and straight despite severe arthritis.

He was a brigadier general at 25. Twice in his life he has been police chief of Teheran (pop. 1,000,000), a job which attests to his courage and his capacity for intrigue. During World War II, when the British and the Russians jointly occupied Iran and deposed the present Shah's father, Zahedi commanded the Isfahan military district...

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