UNITED NATIONS: Sweet, Rare Unanimity

Not since December 1948, when the entire General Assembly got together to deplore genocide, had the U.N. agreed on an important political issue. One day last week it did. Members from 60 nations, the U.S. and Russia included, raised their hands in unanimous approval of a Brazilian resolution that 1) bars a U.N. debate on Korea for the time being, 2) gives U.N. negotiators at Panmunjom freedom to negotiate an armistice "consistent with United Nations principles and objectives." Twenty-four hours before, Russia's Andrei Vishinsky had been supporting a completely contrary resolution, a Polish catch-all that, in effect, would have reopened...

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