In Iran there are signs that the Ayatollah Khomeini's government is starting to take a harder line against what it sees as "foreign interference" in the Islamic revolution.
In Iran there are signs that the Ayatollah Khomeini's government is starting to take a harder line against what it sees as "foreign interference" in the Islamic revolution. According to French newspaper report, government spokesman Amir Entezam said last week that foreign journalists considered to be hostile to the revolution would not be allowed to stay in Iran and that news film would be examined by a "special government department" before being allowed out of the country. Already two American activists have been expelled. One of them, feminist Kate Millett, arrived in Paris on Monday, (19 March) shortly after a delegation representing the International Committee for Women's Rights left for Teheran.
SYNOPSIS: The delegation flew from Roissy airport, near Paris and included Italian writer Mari-Antonietta Matteoti and French publisher Claude Servan-Schreiber. A spokeswoman said they wanted to support the struggle of Iranian women for equality, but stressed they did not see their mission as being anti-Khomeini. Thousands of Iranian women have recently been resisting the re-introduction of traditional Shia Moslem rules governing their conduct and dress.