The World: A Talk with the Shah of Iran

Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, the Shah of Shahs, inheritor of Persia 's ancient throne, recently was interviewed by Time Inc.'s Editor in Chief Medley Donovan and Chief of Correspondents Murray Gart. Their meeting took place over tea in his enormous second-floor office, a cruciform chamber in green and silver, in the Niavaran Palace, the royal residence in Teheran. The highly active 54-year-old monarch sighed frequently as he talked, his voice sometimes dropping to a whisper, as though betraying the burden he feels as the absolute ruler of Iran's 34 million people. For more than...

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