FOREIGN RELATIONS: Diplomats at Work, Feb. 18, 1957

In other moves on the world's multidimensional diplomatic chessboard, U.S. diplomacy last week:

¶ Joined Britain at the United Nations in backing France's claim that France should be allowed to settle her problems in rebellious Algeria in her own way (see FOREIGN NEWS). Thus standing off the Afro-Asian bloc's demands for an immediate Algerian cease-fire and elections, the U.S. served notice that it does not intend to carry its enthusiasm for burgeoning independence movements to the extreme of upsetting well-established friendly governments.

¶ Agreed on a meeting between President Eisenhower and France's Premier Guy Mollet, in Washington, Feb. 26 and 27,...

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