IRAN: Private Access

Cover for a secret lobby

Cover for a secret lobby When it began in 1975, it seemed a perfectly straightforward publicity campaign. For a fee of $507,000, the New York City public relations firm of Ruder & Finn would counsel Iran's na tional airline on "attitudes in the U.S. toward travel in Iran. " The deal un raveled when it became known that one of those prominently involved was Marion Javits, 53, wife of New York Senator Jacob Javits. Last month the new revolutionary government in Iran released documents that it found in the confidential...

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