World: Yankees Who Did Not Go Home

For 30,000 Americans, a life of isolation and rising tension

Tehran-based employees of Bell Helicopter International sported grimly humorous T shirts last week. They were emblazoned with the slogan KEEP A LOW PROFILE and a row of bullet holes across the chest.

Macabre as the garments seemed, the wonder was that there was any joking at all among the 30,000 U.S. citizens remaining in Iran. For most of them—Government employees, military advisers, businessmen, technicians, teachers—life has been a matter of steadily rising tension, isolation and harassment as the anti-Shah demonstrations have taken on an...

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