IRAN: The Nation Is Victorious

Inside the grim, guarded barracks of the Teheran 2nd Armored Division ten shabby prisoners ate a dinner of stew and rice. They were the first to be convicted among 612 Tudeh plotters arrested, last September for planning a Communist revolution. Now they sat under sentence of death. Yet they seemed optimistic: this was Iran after all. where the ins do not ordinarily kill the outs—on the theory that the roles might some day be reversed. The ten had appealed their death sentences, and looked to the young Shah for reprieve.

A few hours later that night, Brigadier General Hussein Azemudeh,...

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