Turnaround on Two Fronts

Morale soars with a victory over Iraq and growing stability

Not since the first spring of their revolution three years ago had Iranians seemed so self-confident. "It is time for you to count on the great power of the Iranian nation in this region," Prime Minister Mir-Hossein Moussavi proclaimed to the crowds that thronged to Imam Hossein Square in downtown Tehran to commemorate the founding of the Islamic Republic. Moussavi's exuberance was understandable: for the first time since Iraqi Strongman Saddam Hussein launched his invasion of Iran's oil-rich Khuzistan province 18 months ago, Iran...

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