The World: Telephone Hour

The phones began jangling in the apartments of 23 American employees of the U.S. embassy in Moscow before dawn one day last week. The anonymous callers were usually male, spoke Russian in a threatening tone and delivered nearly identical messages: "I just want you to know that we are tired of our people in New York getting a rough time, and if it doesn't stop, then you are in for trouble." Toward week's end the embassy itself got a call, announcing that a bomb was set to go off in about 20 minutes. Hastily, three floors of the yellow stone...

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