Iran: The 18th Premier

Mohammed Reza Pahlevi, the Shah of Iran, changes Premiers as casually as other men change suits. In Teheran last week, he courteously turned out Assadollah Alam, the 17th Premier in the Shah's 22-year reign, and appointed as Premier No. 18 elegant Hassanali Mansur, who holds a degree in economics and political science from Paris University and is married to an Iranian beauty and heiress named Farideh Emami.

Outgoing Premier Alam had spent 19 months in office, taking over a bankrupt treasury from his predecessor and building up a foreign exchange balance of more than $100 million. Alam had also fought...

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