Foreign Relations: Blunt Business


The Army drum and bugle corps blared an ear-splitting fanfare, the Navy Band came in on cue, and an Army detachment fired a 21-gun salute. Iran's Shahanshah (King of Kings), His Imperial Majesty Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, was properly impressed by the pomp, but his visit to Washington last week was no pleasure trip. At the very first opportunity he and his old friend Lyndon Johnson got down to some blunt business.

Plea for U.S. Support. First on the agenda was a special message from Jordan's King Hussein and Kuwait's Crown Prince and...

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