IRAN: Lesson

Early last week Dr. Charles Malik, Lebanon's able delegate to the U.N., said that U.S. prestige in the Middle East was at an alltime low, mainly because of U.S. support of Israel during the Palestine war. A few days after Malik spoke, the U.S. reputation in that part of the world got another body blow when Overseas Consultants, Inc. announced that it was withdrawing from Iran.

Overseas Consultants was formed by eleven of the top U.S. engineering and management firms. For the Iranian government it prepared a five-volume report for the economic regeneration of the country...

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