Iran To Iraq: Minders Keepers

Trusting the Iranian government is a dicey enterprise for anyone, let alone for Tehran's blood enemy, Baghdad. So it came as no great shock when Tehran decided to keep the 142 Iraqi airplanes that fled to Iran early on in the gulf war. The announcement, though, does raise the question, Has Tehran reneged on an agreement with Baghdad for the safekeeping and return of the planes, which include the cream of Iraq's air force -- or was there no such deal in the first place?

Some intelligence experts suspect that the truth lies somewhere in between: Tehran may have agreed to...

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