Terrorism: Mystery Mines

The U.S. sends helicopters to the Red Sea

It was an extraordinary performance, even by the standards of the Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini. Late last week the Iranian leader issued a statement denouncing his own state radio for applauding the unidentified terrorists who had planted mines in the Red Sea. Radio Tehran had lavishly praised that action, declaring: "All the arrogant powers are helpless, unable to save the dozens of ships facing destruction in the Gulf of Suez and the Red Sea every day . . . Now Washington, Paris and London will not be able to find a secure place...

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