Iran: A Government Beheaded

Khomeini's opponents strike, killing his President and Prime Minister

The modern mansion in central Tehran that houses Iran's Prime Minister looked like a fortress under siege. Heavily armed Revolutionary Guards and machine gun-equipped Jeeps ringed the building; sharpshooters carrying G-3 automatic rifles were poised behind sandbags on the roof. Inside the compound, on the second story of a modern administrative annex, President Mohammed Ali Raja'i and Prime Minister Mohammed Javad Bahonar were attending a meeting so secret that its time and place had not been made public. The agenda: how to improve...

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