Diplomacy: Battle of the Embassies

Battle of the Embassies

The Iranian embassy in Paris was surrounded by police last week, and soon the Iranian government retaliated by cordoning off the French embassy in Tehran in a confrontation that Paris newspapers dubbed the "battle of the embassies." At the center of the controversy was Wadid Gordji, 34, an interpreter at the Iranian embassy. French authorities, who believe he is actually a high-ranking Iranian intelligence official, recently tried to question him about a rash of / terrorist bombings in Paris last fall. At the time, the French assumed the attacks were the work of a Lebanese clan seeking the freedom of a...