Iran Hostages: Soviet Meddling

It won Moscow no new friends

It won Moscow no new friends

Ever since militant Iranians seized the American hostages, the Soviet and Eastern European press have blamed the U.S. for the crisis. When it ended last week, the Communists stepped up the propaganda barrage. Said the Soviet news agency TASS: "The settlement of the crisis in Iran will in no way affect the Pentagon's plans for a further buildup of the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf area." Intoned the Hungarian daily Magyar Hirlap: "The U.S. secured the release of its diplomats by .resorting to economic and financial extortion." Said the Czechoslovak news agency Ceteka: "Washington...

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