International: Long Live the Security Council!

The most important event on the world stage last week was something that did not happen. Despite its intense interest and ambitions in the Middle East (see below), Russia failed to react when the Persian Government sent troops into Azerbaijan Province to supervise elections and to reassert Teheran's authority. The outcome was U.N.'s first practical victory in its fight to keep the peace.

Just a year ago a Kremlin-coached team of politicians in Azerbaijan, which adjoins the Soviet border, had proclaimed Azerbaijan "independence." The Teheran Government's fortunes reached a low point last May when...

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