Unrest in Iran

There too: Was it a good deal?

There too: Was it a good deal?

"Who has really served or betrayed the revolution?" So asked a senior Iranian politician as a debate began in Tehran—remarkably like the one in Washington—over whether the hostage deal was honorable, as claimed by the fundamentalist clergymen who negotiated it, or a sellout of the national interest. Similar questions were pointedly put to Behzad Nabavi, Iran's chief hostage negotiator, when he spelled out the terms of the agreement on Tehran radio. An Iranian phoned to ask him: If the hostages were spies, why were they not tried?...

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