National Affairs: Ringing Remarks

First it was Bulgaria's charge d'affaires who had the riot act read to him. Dr. Peter Voutov listened silently for 15 minutes while Under Secretary of State Jim Webb demanded an end to the nonsense of trying to implicate U.S. Minister Donald R. Heath in Sofia's espionage trials. Then Hungarian Minister Imre Horvath was summoned to the State Department, dressed down in terms he could barely understand (because his English is poor). For closer study, he got a formal protest note to be sent to his government.

The U.S., Webb told Hungary, was outraged at its arrest and month-long confinement of Robert...