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Iranian diplomatic colony heads for home from US

By WITH ANALYSIS FROM MONITOR CORRESPONDENTS AROUND THE WORLD EDITEDDEBRAK K. PIOT / April 10, 1980



Washington

Iranian diplomats and consular officials flew home to Iran Wednesday after President Carter ordered them to leave the United States by midnight Tuesday. Iranian officials requesting political asylym were refused. One diplomat was allowed to stay behind in Washington on humanitarian grounds, at least briefly. The State Department said Abdol-Azim Biabani was admitted to a local hospital for observation after experiencing chest pains.

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