UNITED NATIONS: Three Years More

Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishinsky had berated Trygve Lie as a U.S. stooge, blustered that Moscow would never recognize an extension of the Norwegian's term as Secretary General of the U.N. Undeterred by the Soviet Foreign Minister, the Assembly voted overwhelmingly to give Lie another three years of office, from Feb. 1, 1951 to Feb. 1, 1954.

It was a sharp rebuff to the Russians, who had originally championed Lie, eventually turned against him because he had sped up U.N. action in Korea. It was also a slapdown of the veto used by...

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