Nation: Flames Engulf the U.S. Embassy in Pakistan

After the U.S. embassy in Tehran was seized, Washington ordered its embassies throughout the world to review their security. The mission in the Pakistani capital of Islamabad finished its review with the observation that, in the words of an Administration official, "the embassy was totally dependent on the Pakistani government for protection." The very next day, that proved to be dangerously true.

Angered by false radio reports that Americans were responsible for the seizure of the Sacred Mosque at Mecca, some 10,000 Pakistanis attacked the U.S. headquarters, throwing bricks arid setting cars afire. It...

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