Iran: Time, Gentlemen, Please

As the Shah of Iran returned last week from a fortnight's visit to Norway and Italy, it was to a discouragingly unchanged Teheran.

Premier Ali Amini, who came to power five weeks ago during a menacing and near-revolutionary period, had set out to do all that a man could to clear the air. He jailed scores of senior civil servants and other important profiteers, purged 33 generals and 270 colonels from the graft-riddled army. He freed the press from oppressive secret police surveillance, re-established freedom of assembly, and began sweeping corrupt and inefficient bureaucrats out...

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