IRAN: Five Men in a Jeep

It happened near Kazvin, about 90 miles northwest of Teheran, one day last week. Teheran's official version: a Red Army officer and his jeepload of four machine gunners halted the commander of an Iranian force, speeding to combat a Communist-inspired uprising in Azerbaijan province. The Russian ordered the four Iranian battalions to turn back, "otherwise he would be obliged to use the machine guns."

Foreign Commissar Viacheslav Molotov met the Iranian Ambassador in Moscow and expressed surprise at reports of such goings-on by Red Army troops.

In London, before the House of...