International: Stop & Go

At the Paris Foreign Ministers' deputies' meeting, Andrei Gromyko acted like a capricious traffic cop, changing red & green signals with bewildering speed. The 19th meeting to draw up an agenda for a Big Four Foreign Ministers' conference opened on the usual Red note: the West is the "aggressor . . . slanderous, absurd, preposterous." The meeting appeared headed for complete stalemate.

Suddenly the light turned green. Russia had some new propositions: it would drop its insistence on discussing alleged violations of the Potsdam agreement, drop its demand that German rearmament be a separate...

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