IRAN: A Nation Still in Torment

IRAN A Nation Still in Torment More executions as the conflict between left and right widens

Revolutionary Iran continued to be racked by vengeance and division last week. The wave of summary trials and executions spread to include two businessmen who had held no official positions in the Shah's regime. At the same time, the conflict between the ruling Islamic conservatives and the angry left grew wider, as government and religious leaders blamed the Communists for the assassination on May 1 of Morteza Motahari, a prominent Ayatullah and a member of the Revolutionary Council.

Last week's execution of 38 men brought to 204...

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