IRAN: Down the Incline to Hell?

"One night," new Premier Mohamed Mossadeq told Parliament last week, "I dreamed I saw a person with rays of light radiating from his face. He said, 'Dr. Mossadeq, go and tear the chains off the feet of the Iranian people . . .' When the nationalization of oil was passed by Parliament, I accepted that the man in the dream came from God." Added the 70-year-old Premier: "Since that dream I have given no importance to my life."

His life, he said, was in danger. The fanatical, nationalistic Fadayan Islam had threatened to kill him because his government had...