Nation: NIXON'S DIPLOMACY: THE VIET NAM WAR AND BEYOND

IT was a week of intensive diplomatic activity on a variety of fronts for the Nixon Administration. And in encounter after encounter, the motif was conciliation.

Rather than invoking the legal deadline for imposing sanctions against Peru for seizing an American oil company's properties without satisfactory compensation, the President agreed that the matter could await litigation under Peruvian law. Then Washington began the process of re-establishing relations with Cambodia. At the disarmament conference in Geneva, the U.S. dropped its demands for on-site inspections of nuclear weapons plants, which the Russians have opposed. Secretary of State William Rogers announced that "there is nothing...

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