UNITED NATIONS: The Gentleman Is a Liar

A committee of the Security Council was discussing the admittance to the United Nations of another Russian satellite. Russia's Alexei N. Krasilnikov, Gromyko's standin, thought it would be nice if Albania (which stands accused before U.N. of helping guerrillas to attack Greece) became a member. The U.S. and Britain thought that Albania should first blow its political nose.

Cried Krasilnikov: the Western powers are trying to undermine "young democracy" in Albania. "Albania is being asked to accept conditions dictated by foreign powers. There is no reason why she should be obliged to...

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