ITALY: Duty Fulfilled

In Rome's Chamber of Deputies last week, Italy's new Premier Amintore Fanfani declared: "The perils of the Middle East have only strengthened the bonds of understanding between Italy and her NATO allies. Our solidarity has been maintained; our duty as allies has been fulfilled." But, added Fanfani, the position in the Middle East requires "more thoughtful attention," and "we must now find a way to assist the peoples concerned to progress."

As Fanfani prepared to leave for Washington to confer this week with President Eisenhower, Fanfani's ambitious friend Enrico Mattei, boss of...

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