IRAN: Expropriation

The last hope of compromise in Iran seemed gone. Backed by the young Shah, astute Premier Hussein Ala had tried to slow down the headlong drive of Iran's National Frontists for expropriation and nationalization of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Co., had apparently won the extremists over to a go-slow policy. But last week the Front brushed Ala aside, made nationalization an accomplished fact.

The Deed Is Done. The National Frontists were goaded by the fact that the Communist Tudeh party was trying hard to take over the popular anti-British movement, was yelling that the...

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