IRAN: Political Games and a Presidency

Isolation for the hostages, attention for the candidates

The winter's first heavy snow fell on Tehran last week, blocking the streets and prompting one frustrated U.S. newsman to remark: "The angry gods are speaking." Officials in Tehran and Washington were undeniably angry, whatever the disposition of the gods. On charges that their reporting has been "unfair to Iran and its revolution," the 86 remaining American media representatives in the country were expelled; British and Western European correspondents were put on notice that they might be next (see PRESS). The Carter Administration, faced...

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