Iran: Tuning In

Soviets set up a spy station

For three months the rumors had swept through Tehran: Soviet officers and Cuban troops were helping to patrol Iran's frontier with Pakistan to halt the flight of dissident Iranians. At the same time, well-informed members of Iran's Islamic Guards confided that the Soviet Union had established an intelligence-gathering network in the southeastern region of Iran that focused on neighboring Pakistan. Tehran's growing rapprochement with Moscow gave credence to the reports. The Soviets have been supplying Iran with arms for its war with Iraq, while KGB experts have been helping Iran's Islamic revolutionary government create an...

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