TRIESTE: Trouble Spot

From the floor of the new Italian Parliament last week, the United States' undeviating friend in Europe uttered a strong warning to Washington. "May it be clear to our allies," said Premier Alcide de Gasperi, that there can be "repercussions on the solidity of the common alliance itself." He was talking about the West's five-year-old unfulfilled promise to give the Free Territory of Trieste to Italy.

Italians, said the Premier, fully expect the promise to be kept. If it is not, he hinted, Italy may refuse to join EDC, and may even withdraw...

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