An aborted coup sparks a giant man hunt and an attempted assassination

The flames of vengeance once again raged over the Islamic Republic of Iran. The government took the extraordinary step last week of closing its borders for four days as officials marshaled a gigantic man hunt for fugitives accused of involvement in a military plot to overthrow the regime of Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini. The vengeance even spread abroad as a hit squad in Paris tried to assassinate former Prime Minister Shapour Bakhtiar, the man many Iranians believed had masterminded the July 9...

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