UNO: Equipoise among the Azaleas

On the tenth floor of Manhattan's Hotel New Weston, the Iranian delegation unpacked its long winter underwear. They were prepared to fight it out on Premier Ahmad Gavam Saltaneh's line if it took all summer—and next winter too. But it might not take that long. Things looked better, though not perfect, as the UNO Security Council convened this week at Hunter College in The Bronx. A woman architect even thought she could improve the arrangement of the azaleas, magnolias and dogwoods stacked against the east wall of the conference chamber. "It looks like a Third Avenue wedding," she...

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