The Persian Bulls of Buenos Aires

Photo essay: A column, a lion, a school and nuclear politics

by Jahanshah Javid
Yesterday I got on a tour bus to get myself familiar with Buenos Aires. When we reached the Palermo neighborhood, our group of tourists listened to stories about several massive statues surrounded by parks along wide avenues lined with big bushy trees. Hey! But what about the huge Persian column we just passed? The audio guide was silent. Later I looked it up. The Shah had built good relations with Argentina as a supplier of enriched uranium -- and technical know how -- as Iran's nuclear energy industry was getting started in the early 1970s >>> more

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