CONFERENCES: Squeeze on Franco

Russians rated Francisco Franco's political life expectancy at not more than six months. That, explained a Soviet spokes man, was why the Paris conference on Tangier ended last week with agreement to meet again next February — with Spain participating. Meanwhile, strategic Tan gier will revert to the international control prevailing before Franco's Moorish troops seized it in 1940.

Big Three pressure on Franco began when Russia insisted on a place at the Tangier conference, but refused to sit down with representatives of Fascist Spain. Spain was excluded. Next came the Russian-initiated Big Three agreement at Potsdam barring Franco's Government...

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