IRAN: Now, Another Power Struggle

Khomeini hugs Arafat and straight-arms the leftists

After the revolution, another struggle for power. That this would be the next chapter in Iran's political saga grew ever more possible last week as the country's new leaders struggled to consolidate their tenuous control over their chaotic land. In many ways, the immediate challenge facing the regime headed by Prime Minister Mehdi Bazargan was reflected at a rally staged at the Tehran University soccer stadium by disgruntled leftist groups that want a bigger voice in the post-Shah government than they have so far been allowed. Under the banner of the Marxist fedayeen, an...

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