Foreign News: Finland Says No

Finland last week made official her refusal to heed U.S. demands that she stop fighting Russia (TIME, Nov. 10). President Risto Ryti's Government was exceedingly polite, as befitted a nation writing to an old friend, but as the note was delivered to Secretary of State Cordell Hull the Finnish staff was planning new attacks on a new U.S. friend, Russia.

Finland had made a hard choice. It was not unprecedented in a war in which nations choose sides out of national interest rather than because of old friendships. The U.S. would probably continue to...

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