Iran: Reform or Revolt

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Reform and Opposition to Reform

The state visit to this country of the Shah and the Empress of Iran1 may help to ease tensions that have risen between Washington and Teheran. The Shah is reported to be distressed by the lukewarm attitude of the Kennedy administration toward his requests for increased military aid. The American government, on the other hand, has been concerned by the continuing political unrest and the slow progress of land and other reform programs in Iran.2 The hope is that conferences during the Shah's sojourn in Washington will lead to better understanding and closer cooperation between the two countries.

Effort at Reform in Iran to Avert Revolution

A social struggle going on in Iran since the end of World War II has been ...

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