World: The Shah Is Not Giving Up

At Niavaran Palace, the royal family's winter quarters in Tehran, there is a deceptively peaceful air these days. Beyond the gates guarded by paratroopers, gardeners tend the roses and manicured lawns as usual; inside, household footmen dressed in tail coats go about their duties. The Shah's private office is in a small, cheerfully wallpapered room on the second floor, where the telephone rings almost constantly. Because of the crisis, the Shah is not giving on-the-record interviews, but he did agree to talk with Cairo Correspondent Dean Brelis and TIME'S Parviz Raein. Brelis' assessment of the Shah's thinking and mood:

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