The World: We Don't Have to Copy Anybody'

Only hours before Shah Mohammed Reza Pahlavi returned from a highly successful visit to the U.S., his capital was shaken by the assassination of two U.S. Air Force officers who had been working with the military-assistance mission in Iran. The Shah called the Tehran murders "disgusting " and blamed a group of pro-Communist terrorists, apparently the same clandestine organization that killed another American officer two years ago. In an interview with TIME Managing Editor Henry Grunwald and Beirut Bureau Chief Karsten Prager at his spacious office in Niavaran Palace, the Shah discussed the...