Press: That's No Way to Say Goodbye

American newsmen are booted from Iran and Afghanistan

First came an announcement from Iran's Revolutionary Council that U.S. journalists in the country must leave. Three days later in neighboring Afghanistan, the new Soviet-installed regime announced it would follow suit. By week's end the U.S. newsmen in both countries were being deported, and the American press faced the dismal prospect of covering the world's two most volatile stories from afar. Tales of two expulsions:

IRAN. In the 2½ months since the U.S. embassy takeover, the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini's government had ejected a handful of Western...

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