UNITED NATIONS: No-Progress Report

A dozen times in the last three months, representatives of the U.S., Britain, Canada, France and China met with the Russians behind closed doors at Lake Success; they were having another try at reaching agreement on international atomic control.

The U.S. stood firmly by its plan for international control, which last year was approved by a vast majority of U.N.'s General Assembly, the six Red-bloc nations dissenting. The plan provides for 1) a cooperative international agency to own and control all atomic energy, including production for peaceful use; 2) inspection by representatives of the control commission, who must have "unimpeded...

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