International: Ambassador to the World

In the Assembly, U.S. Chief Delegate Warren Austin rose to answer Molotov. He mounted the rostrum with slow but agile dignity, and lowered his white-topped, ruddy-cheeked head in a courtly bow to the chairman. Then he began to speak slowly, deliberately, with imperturbable poise. He quickly made three things clear: 1) the U.S. would support Russia's disarmament proposal, provided that disarmament was internationally inspected; 2) the U.S. would support Russia's stand against abolishing the veto (though limiting its use was desirable); 3) the U.S. had no objections to revealing the size of its...

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