Terrorism Furtive Swap: Did France cut an Iran deal?

Did France cut an Iran deal?

The scene is a spy-thriller staple: idling autos drawn up at opposite ends of a bridge or a shadowed street or a landing strip; a swift, furtive swap of two men, pawns in an international power struggle. This time, though, the drama was real. At 12:40 p.m. last Monday, an Iranian passenger jet landed at Karachi Airport and taxied toward a French Falcon 50 waiting on a cleared section of the tarmac. Pakistani security police held off newsmen and photographers while French and Iranian consular officers supervised the exchange of two passengers. A few moments later, the First Secretary at France's...