National Affairs: Letter from K.

Into Washington this week came a letter to President Eisenhower—already thoroughly trumpeted on the world's radio —from the Kremlin's Nikita Khrushchev. Its purpose: the U.S.S.R. proposed that the U.S.S.R.'s Khrushchev, the U.S.'s Eisenhower, Britain's Macmillan, France's De Gaulle, India's Nehru and U.N. Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjold get together at Geneva—or "any venue, including Washington"—this very week to discuss "the military invasion of the Lebanon and Jordan by the U.S.A. and Great Britain."

"The U.S.S.R.," said Nikita Khrushchev, "cannot remain indifferent to what is happening in the Near and Middle East in the immediate vicinity of its frontiers . . . We know that...

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