Iran: Arms For the Ayatullah

Despite a ban, U.S. weapons are still flowing

From the outside, the brick-faced building looked like any other shop in prosperous, suburban Stamford, Conn. Above the broad plate-glass window, a large painted sign read simply PERSIAN RUGS. But inside there were no customers looking at the dusty piles of carpets. Instead, behind a curtain in the rear of the shop, telex machines, shortwave radios and computerized communications gear hummed continuously. Business was brisk, and it had nothing to do with rugs. The shop was a front for the illegal sale of U.S.-made weapons...

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