IRAN: Operation Miracle

Four men stood near a runway at Teheran's Mehrabad airport one day this week, waiting for the arrival of an American who was coming to try to work a miracle. At 11 o'clock, a U.S. Air Force Constellation landed. Out stepped W. Averell Harriman (see box) and his wife. The four men, antagonists in the great oil dispute which threatens Western Europe's oil and the world's peace, pressed forward to greet him: Iran's Foreign Minister Bagher Kazemi, representing a government hellbent on nationalizing oil; U.S. Ambassador Henry Grady, who had tried his hardest to mediate, failed, and was quitting...

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