Iran: Piracy, Protests And Polemics

On land and sea, Khomeini's enemies abroad keep fighting

The bold act of piracy was as bizarre as it was successful. As three spanking new Iranian missile boats steamed leisurely in the Atlantic Ocean off the southern Spanish port of Cadiz last week, they were pursued by a slow-going Spanish tugboat. When the tug reached one of the French-built warships, about 15 raiders from the commercial vessel stormed aboard. They hauled down the flag of Iran's Islamic Republic and replaced it with the green, white and red banner, emblazoned with the imperial,...

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