Foreign News: The Message

With an arrogance unparalleled since the days of Russia's sometime ally, Adolf Hitler, Khrushchev in his Kremlin speech talked to the point on the Khrushchev-made Berlin crisis. Burden of his blast: all the worried maneuverings of Western diplomats have been wasted effort.

"On no account will we agree to discuss the reunification of Germany." Khrushchev trumpeted. "Let the Germans themselves sit at a round table and solve this problem." Scornfully, he pooh-poohed the Big Four Foreign Ministers' conference on Germany proposed by the West—Gromyko would be too busy. Added Khrushchev: "It is well known that when people want to shelve a problem,...

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