National Affairs: Terms for Negotiation

Though his hard warnings got and deserved the headlines, the President made pleas for peaceful negotiation his first and last points. "Traditionally this country and its Government have always been passionately devoted to peace with honor," said he. Later, he spoke hopefully of the meetings in Warsaw, where U.S. Ambassador Jacob Beam was preparing for Quemoy negotiations with Red Chinese Ambassador Wang Ping-nan this week. If the bilateral talks fail, said Eisenhower, "there is still the hope that the United Nations could exert a peaceful influence."

Washington was obviously ready to negotiate, but it wanted the world to know what the terms...

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