Plans for a Homecoming

When Abolhassan Banisadr arrived in Paris, he was immediately surrounded by admirers, just as he once paid court to Khomeini when Khomeini was in exile in Paris. Shortly after reaching the city, Banisadr was visited by TIME's Paris bureau chief, Jordan Bonfante. His report:

A steady stream of worshipful Iranian supporters line up to receive instructions from Banisadr. At a dining-room table, a dozen young Iranian students work on mimeographed communiqués. Husky bodyguards carefully screen all visitors. The former President is seated on a couch before a big mahogany coffee table. Above his head...

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