Iran Meantime Back in Tehran

Meantime, Back in Tehran / As the U.S. crisis simmers, Khomeini's successors jostle each other for advantage

As he presented his government's 1987 budget to the Iranian parliament last week, Prime Minister Mir Hussein Mousavi interrupted his discussion of financial matters to address himself to a more emotional topic. Declared Mousavi: "There will be no reconciliation on our side with the U.S." His speech, which included a ringing attack on the Soviet Union, was the latest volley in the continuing power struggle among Iran's ruling mullahs.

The issue at hand was the succession to the country's aging leader, Ayatullah Ruhollah Khomeini, who is now 86 and reportedly in perilous health. Indeed, there is ample evidence that fervently anti-U.S....

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