IRAN: Fear

Pre-IRAN Fear In spite of the fondest hopes of the U.S. State Department, the Iran air showed no signs of clearing. Instead, the fog of fanaticism, misjudgment and threatening disaster continued to hang heavily over the strategic land and its strategic oilfields.

Behind Boarded Windows. Premier Mohammed Mossadeq huddled his frail frame in an overstuffed chair behind the guarded doors of an office in Teheran's Parliament building. He would not budge from the room, but worked, ate and slept there, a nationalist fanatic living in fear of assassination by other nationalist fanatics. To...