UNO: Gromyko Takes a Walk

It was very simple, said Andrei Gromyko: Moscow and Teheran had already settled their dispute and UNO need not bother to consider the case. The Netherlands' sharp-nosed, sharp-tongued Eelco van Kleffens pressed for the exact nature and terms of what Gromyko had referred to as "an agreement," "an understanding," and "negotiations."

"Shto zdes neyacno?" snapped Gromyko ("What is there here that isn't clear?"). But with Russian troops still in Iran and no documents available on the alleged agreement, the other Security Council delegates at UNO-in-The Bronx were more confused than they liked to admit. Was the Red Army moving out...

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