UNITED NATIONS: The Abstainer

Up for a vote in the U.N. Political Committee last week came two Russian resolutions aimed at the U.S. One accused the U.S. of "invading" Formosa. The other demanded condemnation of the U.S. for "bombing" Manchuria. Both were rejected overwhelmingly. Only the five Soviet bloc members voted for them.

Burma and Indonesia abstained from voting on the Formosa invasion resolution. Afghanistan followed suit on the Manchurian bombing charge. Only one other nation abstained. On both Russian complaints, Yugoslavia declined to stand up and be counted. It had also abstained earlier this month on the vote branding Red China for aggression...

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