Iran: Hatred Without Discrimination Khomeini finds a new scapegoat

IRAN

Khomeini finds a convenient new scapegoat: the Communists

It was a peculiarly bloodless demolition of a largely toothless group. On TV broadcasts videotaped in jail, glum leaders of Iran's Tudeh Communist Party confessed, one by one, to being Soviet spies. Haggard and morose, First Secretary Nureddin Kianuri conceded that since its inception in 1941, the party had been "an instrument of espionage and treason," and added that he had been spying for Moscow since 1945. After seven colleagues elaborated on the details of their treachery, Ali Amou'i, a ranking Central Committee member, warned Iranian youths not to follow his example and calmly...

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