Foreign News: Worse than Mossadegh

In Washington, Iran's Premier Mossadegh waited for somebody—the U.S. or Britain—to take him up on his own terms. So far as anyone could tell, Britain still hoped that the longer the waiting went on, and Mossadegh's troubles at home multiplied, the sooner would Mossadegh seek a way to get oil flowing to the West and money flowing into Iran's treasury. Iranian oil was trickling, but not to the West. Teheran announced that "with God's help," and no foreign engineers, it had started operating part of the Abadan refinery.

Britain's new Foreign Secretary, Anthony Eden,...

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