Foreign News: The Ruhr: Apr. 7, 1923

Violence — Nerves —Diplomatic Smoke Screens — Hints of Peace France. Premier Poincairé reiterated his statement that French troops will be withdrawn in proportion to the payments received from Germany. He also confirmed the Government's firm intention to examine in a spirit of equity any serious proposals addressed to it directly by the German Government. Answering interpellations from the Left in the Chamber of Deputies, M. Poincaré remarked: "It is odious to attribute to France designs of annexation! [Laughter from the Radicals.] We went into the Ruhr to get reparations...

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