THE UNITED NATIONS: The Clock Watchers

Under the eyes of a roomful of grave-faced spectators, the eleven delegates to the U.N. Security Council sat down late one morning last week around a semicircular table, to decide what the U.N. ought to do about the Israeli invasion of Egypt. Scarcely had they begun their deliberations when Soviet Delegate Arkady Sobolev scurried from the room. Returning a moment later, he self-righteously read out to his colleagues an A.P. dispatch: "Britain and France declared today their forces will occupy key positions in the Suez Canal area unless Israelis and Egyptians stop...

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