For a Free Korea

The U.N. General Assembly last week overwhelmingly approved the British resolution (backed by the U.S.) for a free, united Korea, with 47 nations voting for it, eight abstaining and only the five Russian bloc countries against it. The resolution recommends "that all appropriate steps be taken to ensure conditions of stability throughout Korea," thereby implicitly instructing U.N. forces to cross the 38th parallel.

The resolution also calls for 1) free U.N.-supervised elections and establishment of a democratic regime for all Korea; 2) a seven-nation U.N. commission to help set up the new government and help rehabilitate Korea; 3) speedy relief...

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