Iran: Canceled Flight

Stopping the French

Tumultuous mobs surged around the red brick walls of the French embassy in Tehran, demanding "death" for President François Mitterrand. Diplomats and businessmen and their families tried to get out, but as the first contingent of 61 arrived at Tehran's Mehrabad International Airport at 5:30 a.m. one day last week, a gang of Iranian militants blocked their way. Revolutionary authorities offered assurances that the evacuees would be released this week. But Ayatullah Ali Meshkini, one of his country's leading mullahs, warned that the incident could result in the French...

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