FOREIGN RELATIONS: Diplomats at Work, Jan. 7, 1957

While the U.S. was formulating its new policy for the Middle East, the State Department was busy hammering away at stubborn old problems. Last week it:

¶ Rejected a Soviet proposal, contained in a November letter from Bulganin to President Eisenhower, for a five-power (U.S., U.S.S.R., U.K., France, India) "summit" conference on disarmament. Wrote Ike: East-West disarmament talks should be continued within the U.N.

¶ Refuted a surge of anti-American rumors in Paris to the effect that the U.S. cut off oil supplies to France at the height of the...

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