IRAN: Success for Harrimam

It looked as if Averell Harriman might yet do the incredible and straighten out the Iranian oil mess. He was off to a good start. In twelve days on the job in Teheran, including many hours at Premier Mossadeq's bedside, Special Envoy Harriman got an important concession from the Iranians: they were willing to reopen talks with London about oil nationalization. The terms on which the Iranians would talk were not disclosed, but Harriman felt hopeful enough to transmit the offer to London and recommend an immediate conference.

But Britain's man in Iran was...

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