EXILES: Shah's Flight

Departure before extradition?

Once again, the deposed Shah of Iran was on the move. On Sunday, a spokesman for Panama's air force said that Mohammed Reza Pahlavi, 60, ailing from an enlarged spleen and a form of lymphatic cancer, had left the country aboard a chartered DC-8. His destination: Cairo, where Egyptian President Anwar Sadat had made an open-ended offer of sanctuary. The Shah's flight from Panama, his home in exile since December, could create internal difficulties for Sadat, whose regime is being criticized by Muslim zealots sympathetic to the Iranian revolution. The departure would also complicate diplomatic efforts to free...

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